The name may be a little confusing to non-quilters but give me a few minutes of your time and you will understand. First of all I am not a bird lover, I am a quilter and that is what this blog is about.
Due to the lack of complete quilt patterns with flying geese or patterns with instructions that were more complex than the actual piecing I began penciling quilt layouts on graph paper.
My red and white medallion quilt was born.
The requests for a pattern was so overwhelming after I posted it on Facebook and a quilting group I belong to. Unfortunately I hadn’t kept a diary on fabric yardages, sashing dimensions or tips. It was a lot of work and going back to start from the beginning was not something I was ready to do at the time. Perhaps there is a blue and white medallion in my future?
In all honesty, other than the center medallion that I drafted, anyone can recreate this quilt or one similar. All of the blocks used are common blocks found all over the internet for free.
Flying geese, I love them. They are versatile and there is just something about the clean straight lines on a finished block that draws my attention. If pieced properly the top point is almost magnified, it glows, it demands and draws my attention. It doesn’t matter if they are pieced traditionally, paper pieced, speed pieced or 1 seam (3d) flying geese, I love them and want them. They are incorporated into almost every quilt I make.
So on with my quest to find that perfect quilt pattern with A LOT of flying geese and of course I wanted a circle of geese but not just 1 circle and it must be straight piecing. NO CURVED PIECING. Because I was successful with the circling geese in the red and white quilt, (no curved piecing) I expanded on that pattern. First I pieced a sample quilt with scraps. Other than a few errors on my part with color placement it went together well. So I started keeping a diary for fabric requirements and instructions. The pattern “For the love of geese” will be for sale soon.
There is no curved piecing and no Y seams. With a little math and your favorite blocks you could easily expand this quilt. You could use it as a medallion on point/straight or place your favorite blocks around the circling geese center prior to sewing on the border.
Stay tuned, I’ve been working on expanding this pattern.