Hovering Hawks block is finished.
As are some of the flying geese above them. Ooh, and the year '05. I've definitely been working on this quilt a long time. My whole quilting life if you count when I started the blocks.
I can't even remember what I was planning on doing with the geese, but I made a few of them and then never put them together until I made this quilt. I didn't worry about points on these guys. If you look closely you'll notice some of them have been sliced off. Doesn't matter one bit, but I know lots of quilters really stress out about something like that.
See that wild fabric on the goose in the middle? That's a Jinny Beyer fabric that I LOVED when I bought it (in the early 1990's?) and never used very much of because I hated to cut into it. And now I hate the rough texture of the fabric and the colors look too washed out. Use the fabric that you love, while you love it. Don't save it for the perfect quilt.
On the same topic, here is a fabric that I loved when I bought and still do to this day. Wish I had loads more of it. I bought this plaid when I went to Quilt Expo Europa in The Hague, Netherlands, back in 1994. I think it's actually Dutch fabric since I bought it from the Irma's Sampler booth. I think. That was a few years ago... Anyway, it's a thick woven fabric, not one of those gauzy plaids you can find sometimes.
We've had sunshine here, which is welcome. Just with the temperature wasn't hovering barely above freezing.