Wild Geese Over Australia

I have long been an admirer of Sujata Shah's work.  When she published her first book, Cultural Fusion Quilts, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy.  I ordered it straight from Sujata so it came with a lovely message.  I had been mulling over which design to try, but couldn't get over the idea of her method of making wild geese blocks.  As far as I know, this method is totally unique.  

I had also been collecting these Australian print designs for a while.  I decided to put them together to make a quilt to celebrate our visit to Australia about 6 years ago.  I changed the size of the blocks I made, but the method is straight from the book.  I started with 9" squares because that made the most of the fabric I had which was a lot of fat quarters.  They eventually finished off at 7.5" wide, though the heights of the blocks are all different.  

I put them together in columns and the top is all done.  I thought I'd have time to get the backing done before our trip, but no such luck, so it will  have to wait til I get back.

I love how the geese go every which way and sometimes overlap.  This quilt will have so much life!  

I did get the binding all ready which is one of my favorite things to do.  It always seems like I'm half way there if the binding is prepared.

This is going to be quilted by a local long-armer for whom I happened to have two gift certificates.  I got really lucky this year and have won two $50 gift certificates at our guild meeting. It's about time I use them!

I'll do another show and tell when it's all finished.