fpp circle of geese and quilting the highland cow

I have finally quilted the highland cow – see this post about paper piecing the block. I decided to highlight the hair by quilting each strand separately with variegated quilting thread from King Tut.

fpp highland cow quilted 1 - skalabara quilts

I have stitched around the face, mouth, nose and horns. So even from the back you can clearly see the cow silhouette.

fpp highland cow quilted back - skalabara quilts

Quilting in detail :

fpp highland cow detail 2 - skalabara quilts

fpp highland cow detail 1 - skalabara quilts

And because I like the piecing and quilting result one more photo of the highland cow :

fpp highland cow quilted 2 - skalabara quilts


A friend of mine saw a block on the internet and asked me if I could make her a cushion cover using this special block. It was called Double Circle of Geese and is designed by Lynne from Lily’s Quilts. The block is now featured in Modern Blocks book under the name Windmill. I have make the block, next step is quilting. The question is how?

fpp double circle of geese 3 - skalabara quilts

I think quilt tops should be shown also from the back :

fpp double circle of geese back 2 - skalabara quilts

Piecing process : I knew that I wanted to use the colourful fabrics from the Alison Glass Sun Print collection to make the outer circle of geese.

fpp double circle of geese 1 - skalabara quilts

Once I had the outer parts pieced I got out my solid stash box and selected matching fabrics for the inner circle.

fpp double circle of geese 2 - skalabara quilts

And a piecing detail from the back :

fpp double circle of geese back 1 - skalabara quilts

So, these are all my quilting news for this time, be happy and keep sewing!

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10 comments on “fpp circle of geese and quilting the highland cow

  1. Elizabeth E. says:

    I love your cow, and think the quilting is just perfect for the piece. And I love your circle of geese–I’ll be interested to see how you quilt it. I did one long ago, but wasn’t terribly happy with how I quilted it. It can be tricky, but I’m sure you’ll make it lovely!


    • barbora says:

      Thanks for your lovely comment. And you are right about quilting the geese, I am still no sure how to quilt the block. Maybe I can get some inspiration at the Prague Patchwork Meeting that I want to visit this weekend.


  2. suth2 says:

    I love the bright colours used for the highland cow. A truly beautiful looking animal.


  3. WOW — you truly do amazing work! I’m a fan of Alison Glass sun prints also — unfortunately I hoard them — I love the combination of colors in the cow’s dreadlocks — magnífico!


    • barbora says:

      Come on, be brave and use the Sun Prints for your projects. You will be surprised how nicely they match. Not to forget the high quality of the fabrics.

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  4. Love the dreadlocks on the cow. And I think I’ve made the geese or a variant of them. Great color choices.


  5. Rosemaryflower says:

    Look at all of this! Barbora, you are magnificent. I am really impressed with the beauty of both of your creations! Stunning!

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