I dyed the background fabric - it's sort of mottled greys and blues, to replicate the Kansas sky in Fall/Winter. The geese are all bright colors, representing the sun hitting their lovely feathers and making them shimmer and shine.
I even added a half-square triangle sawtooth border:
Here's the kicker ...
Did I mention I used to do a LOT of miniatures? This one may have pushed me a tiny bit beyond sane limits, but I really loved doing it.
And here's the back:
And here's the story behind it, for those who are interested...
We eventually worked through it all with him - and seeing geese fly overhead remind me to this day of my sweet Booter, his ability to overcome his fear and the trust he showed. The Winter we lost him (to cancer), there seemed to be more geese in our skies than normal. Maybe I was just tuned in to them a bit more - but it seemed like they were paying tribute to him - like a military flyover. The Miniature Flying Geese - Flyover quilt represents all those dear memories. And that is why the Flying Geese block is so special to me!
Thank you for reading!