Flock of Geese Quilt Finish & Kit

As you may know, I began to stock a fun selection of modern quilt patterns in the shop a few months ago. I have been working on building up a variety of patterns so that my customers will have plenty to select from. So far, I am carrying patterns by Meadow Mist Designs, Bonjour Quilts, Devoted Quilter, Quilting Jetgirl, and – most recently – Cooking Up Quilts. There has been really good response to these and I am enjoying seeing the gorgeous patterns from these talented designers.

Flock of Geese Quilt Pattern, designed by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs.

As often happens, one thing lead to another and I asked Cheryl Brickey (Meadow Mist Designs) if she would help me to create a kit for a pattern of hers. Together we decided it would be fun to make a kit for the Flock of Geese pattern. She and I shopped for fabrics in my shop and came up with such a pretty compilation after many emails back and forth.

The kit for the Flock of Geese pattern contains beautiful fabric from Art Gallery Fabric.

Pulling the kit together was lots of fun and Cheryl made a rendering of the Flock of Geese pattern using the fabrics we selected.

With the exception of two, all of the fabrics in this quilt were designed by Sharon Holland. She is one of my all-time favorites and I wanted to use her work specifically. Above you will see fabrics from her Signature line as well as Sketchbook. They work together perfectly!

Half square triangles, ready to go.

I wanted to make up a sample of the quilt and decided to make the baby size. The pattern includes baby and lap size quilt options. The smaller size was better for me as I intend to use it in the booth at the local quilt show I am working in May.

Quilt top with the blocks on point.

This pattern is a very easy make. It contains half square triangles which make up the blocks and then the blocks are set on point. Very fun and not difficult at all. Cheryl’s instructions are crystal clear which this quilter is grateful for!

Love the simple cross hatch quilting

Using a Hera marker (my favorite tool!) I quilted straight lines in a cross hatch pattern. It worked really well for this design. The cross hatch pattern looks good with these blocks set on point. For someone who is really into FMQ, there is a lot of negative space on which intricate quilting could be done.

Such a pretty quilt for spring time!

This quilt is so soft. The batting is Hobbs Heirloom and with the widely spaced quilting, it drapes beautifully. I haven’t washed it yet but we know that will make it even cozier.

For the backing, I selected Texture Slots, a piece from Sharon’s Sketchbook line. Great colors and it coordinates with the fabrics in the quilt top. The binding is from her Signature line and is called Traveler Raindrops. The binding is machine stitched to front and back. My choice on binding method is dependent on my mood. Sometimes I am feeling the urge to hand stitch and others, not so much. Both methods look fine to me so I go back and forth between them.

The finished quilt is so sweet. I am happy as can be with it and equally happy to offer the kit in my shop. Working with Cheryl has been a treat and I look forward to more collaboration with her in the future! If you are interested in the kit, I have it available in both baby and lap sizes. Also, it can be purchased with or with out the Flock of Geese pattern. For those quilters who might already have the pattern, there is the option to purchase just the fabric. Click here for more details.

A new monthly linkup is coming soon!

Linking up with my favorite Linky parties. Speaking of which, there is a new link up happening at the end of the month. Cheryl, of Meadow Mist Designs, will be hosting a new monthly linkup. It opens the last day of the month and is called Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup. The first linkup is on March 30th. Quilters – link up your favorite make for the month using an existing or new blog post or a post from Instagram. This will be a lot of fun as we celebrate our favorite make from the past month!

22 thoughts on “Flock of Geese Quilt Finish & Kit

  1. Wendy

    Well, there couldn’t be a better combination, with Cheryl’s great pattern and the beautiful fabrics from Sharon! What a pretty baby quilt, and I love that backing fabric. This will be a wonderful addition to your shop, Bernie!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks a bunch Wendy. I really love the quilt. I have it hanging downstairs for now and it is a burst of spring. Have a great day.

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  2. Kathleen McCormick

    Those fabrics are gorgeous together and how fun to create a collection, sample for a pattern. Good luck with it – it should be a winner as it is so gorgeous.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Kathleen. I am happy with it. Hope all is well with you. I am loving our rainy day today because it gives me an excuse to stay in and do some sewing!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you! Cuddly was the goal – Totally agree with you on Hera Markers – one of my favorite tools. 🙂
      Have a wonderful Friday Yvonne.

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  3. Rebecca Grace

    I love this pattern! It’s hard to find something easy to make up for a quick baby gift that is also exciting and “gifty.” It looks great in the fabrics you’ve chosen, too.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I really like the pattern too. Cheryl Brickey does a great job designing and writing up the instructions which makes for a good pattern. So far the kits seems well received and I am shipping one off today! Have a nice weekend Rebecca!

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  4. Jayne

    What a great collaboration! For me, having a kit full of all the prints needed would be helpful as prints and I don’t mingle well!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Haha, Jayne you are a solids girl, that’s for sure. But you are right, there are people who do not enjoy the process of putting the fabrics together and hopefully these sorts of kits are a good fit for them!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Yes, we really did. I love working with others on these sorts of things. It is fun to get to know the other person more and also to learn from each other. Win-win!!

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  5. Mari

    This is so pretty, Bernie. I love the colors and the cross hatching is pretty, too. It feels like spring! Hope you are getting some spring-like weather to go along with your spring quilt!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Definitely spring weather here which means rain, rain, rain. But that’s ok. We are all on wells and this is good for the water tables. Flowers are starting to bloom too which is great!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      The new link up is a great idea – just to pick one finish for the month and celebrate it as the favorite. Of course, there are those months without a finish but that’s ok too!

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  6. Danice

    A beautiful quilt and pattern. Cheryl’s patterns are awesome, and so are Art Gallery Fabrics. The work and fabrics are so pretty in your quilt. This pattern is on my to-buy list for sure.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Danice – I do love just about everything Art Gallery puts out. Wish I had a big enough shop to stock every bit of it!!

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  7. Sandra Walker

    I own this pattern of Cheryl’s..in fact I own pretty much every one, either bought ’em or won ’em! I do love your rendition Bernie! You’re right on how sweet it is, and LOVE the backing. 🙂

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you! That backing fabric is so pretty and is from the same line as some of the fabrics on the front so it worked well. I agree with you on Cheryl’s patterns – they are wonderful!

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  8. Preeti Harris

    These fabrics look great together and the straight line quilting at an angle is a perfect complement for this design. The backing is a perfect match too.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Preeti, I thought using the cross hatch pattern was a good mix with the pattern of the quilt top. Glad you like it!

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