This is my first project I’m sharing that I made using my new fabric collection, Driftless! You can read more about Driftless and it’s inspiration in this post.
I’m very happy to have made this Geese in Flight Quilt (pattern by my friend Jeni Baker). I honestly hadn’t made a quilt using only flying geese before, but I’ve always wanted to! It came at the perfect time for when I needed to sew samples using Driftless. I wanted to make a larger quilt with a dark background and I think this design really shines! I used Kona Gotham Grey for the background and a bunch of Driftless. It’s a twin size and man, I hadn’t made a quilt that big in a while! It took me so much longer than I thought, but in the end it was totally worth it. I think once it gets back from its travels, it’ll wind up on one of my daughter’s beds.
I spent many hours arranging the rows and columns and piecing them together. It was definitely a great way to get a lot of practice in! In the end I still managed to mix up a few rows, but I actually don’t mind at all. Things like that don’t bother me in the least, and I’m happy for that!
The backing is Carolina Gingham in Fog. I just love a soft quilt back, and I think the gingham is one really great one to use! I’ll have to report back once it gets a few washings in.
I had sent off the quilt to Kaitlyn of Knot + Thread (I met her and her husband at quilt market last time I was there, they’re both so nice!) and she turned it around so quickly for me, thank you Kaitlyn! I think the scallops highlight the geese! It was so great to see it when it arrived back. As soon as I opened the box, I set out to get the binding done right away! I bound it in the same Kona Gotham Grey. I think anything else would have been too busy and am really happy with how it turned out.
Pattern: Geese in Flight by Jeni Baker (twin size)
Fabrics: Driftless (by me!) for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Kona Gotham Grey for the background and binding, Carolina Gingham in Fog for the back
Quilting by Knot + Thread