This sweet little Flying Geese quilt was made using the free tutorial found here. It measures 36″ x 45″ and is the perfect size for a small lap quilt or a toddler quilt.
This is the stack of fabric I started with. A mix of tomato red, lime green, aqua, turquoise, orchid-y pink, fuchsia and navy prints. Most the of the fabric I chose is monochromatic. I also added a few strategic fabrics to help blend the colors together by including a print with one or two other colors from the palette. For example, that pink print in the middle of the stack with tomato red lines running through it. Or the peeks of lime and aqua on the navy print towards the bottom. They all help tell the color story.
The quilting is simple horizontal lines running across the geese and spaced about 1/2″ apart.
I loved all the fabrics so much I wanted to include them in the binding and carry the colors throughout the entire quilt. To make the scrappy binding I cut 2 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles from the left over fabric and pieced them together into one continuous strip.
This whole project was inspired by a nugget of a conversation I had with a customer awhile back about flying geese blocks. After sending her the measurements for making a flying geese block, I thought there might be someone else who could use them… and a tutorial was born. If you make a quilt using our flying geese tutorial, we’d love to see it. Please upload it to our flickr group, tag us on instagram or send me an email.
Happy geese making,