I’m in love…

Working at Connecting Threads, you can imagine that I see a lot of quilt designs that are absolutely beautiful coming through the doors. Because there isn’t enough time in the world (or money) to make them all, you are forced to pick a few styles that you identify most with. When it came to the kits in Riviera II, just about every project I saw generated a “Oh-my-gosh-I-need-that-quilt” response. That is, until I saw the Gaggle of Geese quilt come in. I am in love. 

Granted, I have to admit that I’m a bit of a pinwheels gal. I also really appreciate quilts that give a little bit of visual rest with the use of white space. For me, this quilt was a no-brainer. I had to have it.

The designers – Heather Andrus and Megan Jiminez – hit the nail on the head with this pattern. It is well balanced, offers stunning visual interest, is challenging enough to keep an experienced quilter interested, and an intermediate quilter focused, and is versatile enough to be used with any collection.

In the Northwest, sunny days are few and far between — especially during the fall/winter/spring months. Now that we are well into May, the sun has decided to make more of an appearance lately, but even when it’s not out, this quilt brightens up your home.

Do you have a favorite Riviera II kit that gave you the “Oh-my-gosh-I-need-that-quilt” reaction? We’d love to know what you’re craving most!


  1. elsa - May 17, 2012

    It really is a lovely and bright quilt! I live here in the Pacific Northwest and it can be a bit gloomy ~ this quilt would definitely brighten up any day!

  2. Linda Robertson - May 17, 2012

    I love the basket case kit. The Gaggle of Geese is gorgeous but for me to make, the basket case would be easier. I wanted the Riviera fabric before and didn’t get it, I must get it this time around!!!!!

  3. Judy Abel - May 17, 2012

    It is a beautiful quilt for spring! I’m a bit new to quilting so I have to say that something simpler is best for me. In fact I just finished the Kerri Bag for my daughter’s laptop! I’m in love with the batiks!! 🙂
    I think the Easy Elegance Table Runner Pattern will come today. I want to see what it will look like as a valance with my batik fabric I ordered! Can’t wait!

  4. Stephanie - May 17, 2012

    It is a perfect combo of pattern and fabric. Impossible to make something less than beautiful with Riviera II.

  5. Stephanie - May 17, 2012

    I am having the “I have to have this kit” but the guilty side of me says, you cannot buy anymore until you finish some of the other kits you have! Sad for me, I truly want to make this quilt! 🙁

  6. Shannon - May 18, 2012

    not being a fan of flying geese LOL, I LOVE the basket case. It keeps my eyes moving AND looks woven as well. So effective!

  7. Linda Christianson - May 18, 2012

    I love the basket case pattern. The red and white from the Rivera II collection is singing to me to have some. Just gotta get idea how I would like red made up.

  8. Deb G in VA - May 21, 2012

    I love, love, love the Gaggle of Geese quilt!