Geese in Flight Quilt \\ Driftless

Geese in Flight Quilt || Driftless Fabric - NoodleheadThis is my first project I’m sharing that I made using my new fabric collection, Driftless! You can read more about Driftless and it’s inspiration in this post.Geese in Flight Quilt || Driftless Fabric - Noodlehead

I’m very happy to have made this Geese in Flight Quilt (pattern by my friend Jeni Baker). I honestly hadn’t made a quilt using only flying geese before, but I’ve always wanted to! It came at the perfect time for when I needed to sew samples using Driftless. I wanted to make a larger quilt with a dark background and I think this design really shines! I used Kona Gotham Grey for the background and a bunch of Driftless. It’s a twin size and man, I hadn’t made a quilt that big in a while! It took me so much longer than I thought, but in the end it was totally worth it. I think once it gets back from its travels, it’ll wind up on one of my daughter’s beds.Geese in Flight Quilt || Driftless Fabric - Noodlehead

I spent many hours arranging the rows and columns and piecing them together. It was definitely a great way to get a lot of practice in! In the end I still managed to mix up a few rows, but I actually don’t mind at all. Things like that don’t bother me in the least, and I’m happy for that!Geese in Flight Quilt || Driftless Fabric - Noodlehead

The backing is Carolina Gingham in Fog. I just love a soft quilt back, and I think the gingham is one really great one to use! I’ll have to report back once it gets a few washings in.Geese in Flight Quilt || Driftless Fabric - Noodlehead

I had sent off the quilt to Kaitlyn of Knot + Thread (I met her and her husband at quilt market last time I was there, they’re both so nice!) and she turned it around so quickly for me, thank you Kaitlyn! I think the scallops highlight the geese! It was so great to see it when it arrived back. As soon as I opened the box, I set out to get the binding done right away! I bound it in the same Kona Gotham Grey. I think anything else would have been too busy and am really happy with how it turned out.Geese in Flight Quilt || Driftless Fabric - Noodlehead

Pattern: Geese in Flight by Jeni Baker (twin size)
Fabrics: Driftless (by me!) for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Kona Gotham Grey for the background and binding, Carolina Gingham in Fog for the back
Quilting by Knot + Thread

Geese in Flight Quilt || Driftless Fabric - Noodlehead

My husband, aka quilt holder 🙂


11 thoughts on “Geese in Flight Quilt \\ Driftless

  1. Robin says:

    So Lovely. . . I especially love the blue pieces in this line.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Your fabric line is beautiful! The Kona Gotham Gray is the perfect contrast for Driftless! I’m on the lookout for it to make this quilt.

  3. Jocelyn Chilvers says:

    Love the tonal look of your fabric collection in this quilt. And your craftsmanship is superb!

  4. Clare Baker says:

    Love this fabric. Hope I’ll be able to get it in the UK!

  5. Ruth-Anne Hayes says:

    Absolutely love your color choices! Stunning quilt.

  6. Esther Dunn says:

    Loved Forage …Can’t wait to see Driftless in person. Quilt is beautiful!

  7. says:

    So beautiful Anna! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of your new fabrics!

  8. It came out so nice Anna, I sure love this collection

  9. Carol Goetz says:

    Your new fabric line is absolutely gorgeous Anna and your quilt is so beautiful!! I hope it’s ok if I make one too! Just love flying geese and the colors and prints in your new collection!

  10. Diane DeLille says:

    Beautiful Quilt! The fabric you designed is very soothing. It’s a special treat for me when you make a quilt. You’ve inspired me to make a baby quilt from your book and a quilt for me. Thanks Anna!

  11. Laura Scott says:

    Love this quilt. I just Wish the pattern would’ve been more generous with the fabric requirements. I had so little fabric left that I actually had to use salvages when cutting some of the fabrics!

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