Today I have an ombre Patchwork Flying Geese quilt to share! I couldn’t resist sewing up this stash buster flying geese quilt using my ombre stash. Everything looks good in ombre fabrics and I had a feeling Patchwork Flying Geese would look interesting.
So I dug through my Ombre Confetti stash and pulled enough fat quarters to make a medium throw size Ombre Patchwork Flying Geese quilt. This quilt sewed up nice and fast and that ombre fabric gives it a lot of interest. I sewed my blocks in like colors and arranged in an ombre fade but I think this would look so fun with the ombre colors all mixed together too!
The Patchwork Flying Geese stash buster quilt pattern is available in the Quilty Love shop.
Patchwork Flying Geese Quilt pattern
Patchwork Flying Geese is the next quilt pattern in the Quilty Love stash buster series. It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’s a great stash quilt! Patchwork Flying Geese is written around fat quarters making it a really great stash buster quilt pattern.
Use a curated fat quarter bundle in your stash or mix one up like I did here with my random Confetti Ombre fat quarters.
The ultimate stash buster quilt pattern
Because Patchwork Flying Geese doesn’t require any background fabric, it’s the ultimate stash buster quilt pattern! I have really enjoyed making the quilts in the Quilty Love Stash Buster series and each one omits background fabrics. It’s been a fun challenge providing these quilt patterns to help you sew through your stash.
Fat Quarter and stash friendly
Most of the stash buster quilt patterns are written around fat quarters. I find that most quilters have fat quarters in their stash or the ability to make fat quarters from half yards or yards. You can also use half yards or 2/3 yards for the larger sizes in this flying geese quilt pattern.
All the quilt sizes
Patchwork Flying Geese quilt pattern includes instructions for eight quilt sizes! I have you covered from baby size to king size. Here are all of the sizes included in the quilt pattern:
- Baby size
- Small throw
- Medium throw
- Large throw
- Twin bed quilt
- Full bed quilt
- Queen bed quilt
- King bed quilt
I love being able to provide those bed quilt sizes in my quilt patterns.
Ombre Patchwork Flying Geese quilt
I couldn’t resist trying out this fun and scrappy flying geese quilt using ombre fabrics. I’ve always loved working with ombre fabrics because they add so much interest with very little effort. I find the more I use ombre fabrics, the more I want to use them in everything..haha.
My favorite ombres are anything by VandCo. I love that her ombre line has expanded over the years from just a basic line to so many beautiful colors and added details.
This Ombre Patchwork Flying Geese quilt uses Confetti Ombres. I pulled enough fat quarters from my stash to make a medium throw size. I tried to make sure I had at least two shades of each color. So each set of flying geese uses two different shades. It gives a little more contrast within each flying geese when you aren’t using the same piece of ombre fabric to make your geese.
Fast and fun flying geese quilt
Patchwork Flying Geese is constructed with no waste flying geese. That means you make them four at a time. If you are looking for some tips and tricks when it comes to making no waste flying geese four at a time, check out this blog post!
Straight line machine quilting
I quilted up this ombre Patchwork Flying Geese quilt myself! I’ve been sending most of my quilts out to a long arm quilter over the past year but quilted a couple of these Patchwork Flying Geese quilt samples myself.
This is one of those quilts where the inspiration snuck up on me and I couldn’t wait to make it. So I pushed it ahead of a few other projects I have in the works which meant a shorter turn around time and more quilting by me.
My go to machine quilting is the wavy stitch but I decided to mix it up with straight lines for this ombre flying geese quilt. Funny story… I actually planned to do a one inch diamond shape but I ran out of thread so it became a one inch diagonal line design…haha.
Normally I like my lines spaced closer to 3/4 inch but since I was planning on going back on the opposite diagonal for a diamond shape I spaced these lines at one inch. I didn’t want to wait for more thread so I called it good enough.
The flying geese in this quilt create a seam on the diagonal so you can easily follow them with a walking foot guide. I did end up pre-marking a few lines using the hera marker to help keep my lines nice and straight.
Anytime I do straight line quilting using a walking foot I stitch every other line and then go back and fill in the lines in between. I always like to secure my quilt layers as fast as possible with minimal handling. You could even stitch every third or fourth line and then go back and fill in.
Kona cotton wideback
I finished off this Ombre patchwork Flying Geese quilt with a kona cotton wide back in the color Ash. I recently added this wideback to my growing collection since it’s the perfect neutral gray that works with everything.
Ombre Patchwork Flying Geese Materials
Quilt pattern: Patchwork Flying Geese by Quilty Love
Fabrics: Ombre Confetti fabrics by VandCo
Backing: Kona wideback in the color Ash
Pieced and quilted on my Janome MC6700p
Quilters Dream Batting
505 Spray baste
Patchwork Flying Geese quilts
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