Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Wedding Celebration Quilt

My nephew is getting married in October and I want to make a quilt as a wedding gift.  I've been trying out all different ideas in EQ7 and keep coming back to blocks that involve Flying Geese - my favorite block.

I'm going to be using this yummy fat quarter bundle called Blueberry Park.  These designs are actually printed on top of Kona solids - something I've not seen before.   I'll use a solid white white as the background fabric since all those designs are a very bright white.  The binding will be from the darkest color which is called Indigo.

Blueberry Park Fabric for Flying Geese Quilt

(Isn't breaking open that FQ bundle a tough thing to do?  It always looks so pretty all tied up together.)

A few days ago, I saw this video from Missouri Quilt company  for a block Jenny is calling Tangled Geese.   Isn't this a fun block?   Her tutorial is great for using a jelly roll but since I'm starting with FQs, I can use my favorite 'no-waste' method for Flying Geese.

I've got some more work to do on planning because I want to think about whether I let it all go random colors or move the color from dark to light.

I'm still a novice in using EQ7 but I'll hopefully be able to figure out how to trying out different color patterns without too much work.

But the best part, since I know I want a quilt with geese, I can get started making some geese.  Decisions on color placement can come later.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. The fabrics are beautiful! I have a hard time breaking open those bundles, too, and wait until I'm sure of what I'm making. Love the flying geese combination!

  2. Those are beautiful colors, I'm sure he will love the quilt. I'm sure you will come up with the perfect pattern

  3. Love the colors, love the idea of the prints ON the Kona solids, love the prints! This is going to be a stunning quilt. I can't wait to see it finished.

  4. I love the look of flying geese, but they are not my favorite to make... hmm, that could be a problem when quilting! I just love Karen Lewis fabrics, and this will make a stunning quilt... I'm sure your nephew will be quite touched by such a gift!

    Tja, I still have to do a little more work on EQ7 to get everything figured out. I guess my problem is that I just jump and start sewing, and don't plan as much as I should.

  5. Oh, this fabric line is on my wishlist...your quilt will be stunning in those fabrics!

  6. However you decide to place your fabrics, it will be awesome! Can't wait to see it! XO


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