A New Pattern! "Plump of Geese"
I've always liked flying geese patterns, but I sometimes struggle with getting them the correct size. I recently made one following a chart I found online & they were.... not right, to say the least. I was rather upset, so I decided I'd just do the math myself & write up a pattern from that.
(I still finished the top, even though my geese are wildly trimmed and slightly uneven. I will find a home for it, since it's still pretty. Just not what I wanted.)
So, my new pattern, "Plump of Geese" includes wiggle room! If you've never tried the four-at-a-time method before, this is a great pattern to start with!
The name comes because "the collective noun for a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; when in flight, they are called a skein, a team, or a wedge; when flying close together, they are called a plump." These are close together....and a little chubby 😉
This skill building pattern was written with scraps in mind, but if you don't have many handy, it also is suitable for charm packs, layer cakes, fat eighths and/or yardage!
The cover quilt uses a fat eighth bundle for the geese & scraps for the background.
I had a lovely group of testers - please click on any image to be taken to see more information!
Samantha used a fat quarter bundle for the geese and yardage for the background & border.
Tina used Art Gallery Fabric for her baby quilt!
I couldn't resist making one of my mock ups. It's all Cotton + Steel, with Ruby Star Society on the back!
RobinSue used 100% scraps for her top! I love the super scrappy border.
I made three total & have a fourth in the works. I just can't help it.
This one is all scraps, as well! The geese use larger cuts of fabric, but luckily (?) I have an extremely large low volume scrap bucket.
Jackie used a fat quarter bundle & yardage - she also added some extra yardage to make the diamond blocks pop! Golden Hour is such a lovely line & the quilting is divine on her throw.
Angie used a fat quarter bundle & yardage, but switched up a few of her blocks (background vs geese) and the result it so intriguing!
My cover version used a fat eighth bundle of V&Co's Ombre Fairy Dust, while the background has over 60 different low volume scraps. I wasn't kidding about that big bucket 😉
Jen left off the outer border, since the bed size is big enough for a twin with extra overhang without it - and a full size with it! All those lovely blue scraps are Amy Butler!
Audrey knocked it out of the park with her bed size! Yardage for the geese & all scraps for the background.
I love how just changing the fabric can swap the pattern around to look so incredibly different!!
A huge thank you again to all my wonderful testers.