Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Running Man Gets the Geese

If you know my Running Man, you might
know he has a daily conflict with the geese.

Our house is next to a small lake in town.
And the geese love our yard.

Geese can look idyllic from afar and are full of
country charm.
  Close-up they are mega lawn destroyers and
are super poopers.

If you read my last blog post, I told how I have
made a quilt for each of our newly integrated family members.

As I worked on the last one I realized I had 
never made my Running Man a quilt of his own.
How could I have neglected that fact for 38 years!
It was definitely past due.

I saw the perfect pattern idea in the book
Urban Country Quilts by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks.
"Ed's Geese"

It made me smile every time I worked on it.
I used flannel scraps in warm colors and
had it machine quilted in an overall fall leaf pattern.

It really looks like a guy kind of quilt.

Needless to say, he was totally surprised.
He did grimace a bit at the pattern and name.
But he figures the geese can do at least one nice thing for him.

This winter as the nights are cold, 
and an extra quilt is need for warmth,
Ed will be thanking me as he snuggles with his geese,
despite his dubious relationship with these feathered friends.

Until Next Time-


  1. It's a fantastic quilt and such a funny story. You guys will get laughs about it for several years I'm sure.

  2. Great quilt! Poor Ed! (Well, lucky Ed, really!)