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Flying Geese Arrows Quilt

This quilt combines two elements that have been on my to-do quilting list:   Low Volume fabric and Flying Geese arrows :)

First I pulled all of my low volume fabric that I wanted to use.   The low volume became my background.   I went with my favorite colors for the arrows, navys and greens and a little bit of aqua.


The flying geese for this quilt measure 2in x 4in.   So you start with a 2.5in x 4.5in rectangle of the dark color and the low volume background color and two 2.5in squares of both the low volume and the same dark background.  These will make up your arrows.

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This is small baby size quilt so I made 55 arrows and put a 2.5in sashing between arrows and a border made up of 4in squares around the entire quilt.

I quilted this one in my favorite zig zag stitch.   It left this quilt soft and drapey.


The binding is made up using the same low volume fabric in a scrappy design. quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5345 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5351 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5349 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5481 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5468 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5469 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5476 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5477 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5478 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-5525

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  • Julie - Is there a pattern I can purchase to make this lovely quilt? I’m in love with it and would love to make it for my grandma for Christmas.ReplyCancel

    • Emily@QuiltyLove - Hi Julie :) There is no pattern right now. Feel free to use the dimensions provided in the post though :)ReplyCancel

  • Brianna Robertson - These are my kind of colours! I’ve been collecting fat quarters of blues and greens for a quilt, including some of the Color Me Happy that’s in your quilt. Nice finish.ReplyCancel

    • Emily@QuiltyLove - Thank you Brianna! I’m a sucker for these colors together. You can’t go wrong with them in my opinion :)ReplyCancel

  • Alanna - is that zigzag stitch a programmed stitch on your machine specifically for quilting? i dont have a quilting specific sewing machine and was wondering if i could just put it on the widest zigzag and use a walking foot and be able to get the same effect?ReplyCancel

    • Emily@QuiltyLove - The zig zag stitch is a programmed stitch I can select. It’s not your regular zig zag where one zag is a stitch. It’s one where each zag has multiple stitches. Not sure if that makes sense! But I hope that helps :)ReplyCancel

  • First Crib Quilt - […] and grabbed about a yard and a half of Essex in Black for the background.  I’m using the Flying Geese Arrows pattern from Quilty Love as my inspiration, but I’ll be improvising a little with the layout of the […]ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Coons - What was your finished dimensions for the quilt? I think I might use this template to use up some blue scraps – I’ve been dying to make some scrappy flying geese.ReplyCancel

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