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Declans quilt

It took me much longer than I thought it would, but I finally finished the flying geese quilt I started back in September. This one is a gift for my nephew, Declan. He is the second of four boys in his family and the only one who did not have an Aunt Erin made quilt. Of course I had to do something about that!

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The fabric is Denyse Schmidt's Florence line and a good dose of Kona Snow (my very favorite white). I made the flying geese using the same method as I do in my flying geese tutorial. These blocks measure 3.5" h x 7" wide finished making the quilt 42"x 56" before washing. I didn't think to measure it after it had come out of the dryer, but I didn't prewash the fabrics or batting so it definitely is smaller.

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The back is an aqua solid (can't remember the exact manufacturer and color – sorry) pieced with some of my favorite prints from this line. Because I didn't want to over-power the piecing with complicated quilting, I chose to quilt it on each side of the seam lines. I like that this is simple and doesn't distract from the quilt top, but still adds interest on the back.

It's been reported that Declan was happy to get his quilt. I also heard that he and his brothers were running around their house last night, each one with his quilt. I love that.

(Ian's quilt, Liam's quilt, Rory's quilt, just in case you were wondering.)

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