This beautiful quilt was designed in collaboration with New York Times best selling author Marie Bostwick as a companion pattern for her recent novel Threading the Needle. In the book, a simple quilt is enhanced with embellishments by a long time friend. The combination of their work creates a magnificent quilt rather than one that is simply OK. Friends really are the spice of life!
We each have our own journey through life, full of many experiences that teach us and fill us with wonder. As you work through this quilt, we hope you find this journey just as inspirational as we did. You will use 8 different tools as you work your way through this project. Sections of the quilt are assembled several times during construction so that the final assembly is a breeze. This is the pattern only.
The Wing Clipper is a must have tool if you are making Flying Geese units for your quilt. This tool, and the associated Fast Flying Geese construction technique, allow you to make four finished units from five squares. The best part is that each unit is constructed slightly oversized so each can be trimmed to a perfect size with perfect seam placement once the sewing and pressing are complete by using the Wing Clipper tool. You can see the tool in action on our free online video demonstration below. Every single unit will be exactly right every time. Now who ever thought that would happen with Flying Geese units?!?!
An in between tool that trims down Flying Geese units in 9 additional size not covered with the Wing Clipper 1. Many of today’s best designers like to create quilts and patterns with Flying Geese units that are based on finished heights of ¼” and ¾” increments. They are sometimes just the right size for a particular design and having a tool that gives you the opportunity to make them quickly, and then clean them up with high precision, is a welcome addition to many quilter’s tool box. By supplementing the Wing Clipper 1 with this tool, you will have 19 different size options for traditional Flying Geese units. Absolutely the best set of tools on the market!
Learn how to make this fun star block and complement it with a great framing chain to create something stunning. Having good contrast between the background and other fabrics will make this quilt really pop, so pay attention to color placement throughout. This is great for expanding your skills and learning a new technique!