I. love. this. quilt.
I remember spending so much time with graph paper and colored pencils agonizing over the design when I started this quilt.. I wanted to use the warm HSTs and the cool ones to create a ziggy sense of movement across the quilt. I was really happy when I finished the top way back when, because I really felt like I'd gotten the effect I was looking for. I didn't come up with the pattern - I took it from a Fat Quarterly Zine - Issue 1 (see original below). It was designed by Katy at I'm a Ginger Monkey. It's a fun way to arrange HSTs to make these large flying geese - and you can see there are a number of ways to design with different fabric and quilting choices.
I used a zigzag quilting pattern for my version - I'd like this think I decided on this to enhance the ziggy color movement, but I think it just seemed like a fun way to shadow quilt along each side of the HST seam lines. The back is made simply with two pieces of flannel from the Wee Woodland fabric line - the majority of HSTs also use charms of the same line, but there are quite a large number of other things mixed in there from my stash of scraps and charms.
I think that upside down you get a more zigzag feeling, but maybe I'm just smitten with the quilt from any angle.
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