And here it is!! Love Flying Geese is a compilation book from C&T Publishing of 27 quilt projects that were originally seen in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine from some super sensational quilters!
For those that know me I'm no stranger to flying geese.
My favourite method being the four in one method. But to say I was surprised to find out that I had ten projects in this book was a bit of an understatement! I almost want to systematically go through all my previous work now and find out how many projects were made with flying geese! I didn't quite realize that I used them so frequently!
I'm going to keep the text light on this post and show mostly pictures and we'll finish with a giveaway! Sound good?! Well let's get started then!
First up for me is a series of six mini quilts I made when Hawthorne Supply Company came out with their Coyote fabrics. Dessert Crossing was a set I designed that showed my love for both super sized blocks and micro pieced blocks. As well as showing how versatile flying geese can be!
|Dessert Crossing photo credit - Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine|
The set consists of three blocks, each with a super sized block that works really well to show off a feature print and a matching micro mini that effectively shows what nine of the blocks look like all together.
|Coyote Supersize block and Micro mini|
|Dessert Rose Supersize block and Micro mini|
|Dreamcatcher Supersize block and Micro mini|
Next up in the book is my Colour Twist quilt that I made using all RJR Fabrics Cotton Supreme solids with a couple prints from Melody Miller's Fruit Dot line for the backing and binding. This was a fun one to show how one simple twist can make the flying geese blocks look totally different!
|Colour Twist photo credit - Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine|
And of course for this one I needed to make a matching pillow with super small twists right?!
My next project in the book is one of my all time faves. My Space Blossom quilt.
This one was made entirely out of the original Cotton and Steel girls cotton lawn line with Rashida Coleman-Hale's Specks print used as the jumping off print as well as the backing. Coincidentally it was the way this print looked like the galaxy that made me decide to name the quilt Space Blossoms!
With this quilt being made entirely from cotton lawn I wanted to unsure that it kept it's light and airy feeling so I made the decision to hand quilt the entire thing. All 72" x 92" of it. On a deadline. But it was totally worth it! This is my summer quilt, everyone needs at least one all cotton lawn quilt for sleeping under in the summer! Trust me!
Okay, my last project in Love Flying Geese is another fave of mine. Looking Up is a great design for larger scale prints or the prints that you don't have the heart to chop up into teeny bits! For this one I used one of the Black and White collections from the original Cotton and Steel girls as well as some of their coordinating basics.
This one is the quilt that gets dragged out to the living room for movie nights, video game marathons, sick time snuggling and of course is one of the staples in our epic fort Friday builds!
The dense quilting makes it perfect for tugging around to make sure all toes are covered and the dog can happily lay on top with no worries about delicate quilting.
And that my friends is it! There are so many more beautiful quilts in this book by some of my all time favourite designers and you absolutely must check them all out!
The blog tour continues on tomorrow with our cover girl Amanda Castor!
And can also be found at all these stops as well!
High fives to Love Patchwork and Quilting and C&T publishing for putting this lovely book together!