You can now find my Blooming Backyard Quilt Pattern in my shop!
When I first designed this quilt, I was going to make it in a 2 fabric combo. It was during the winter time and I was trying to design something that reminded me of a Faire Isle Sweater. But with having the kids still doing school at home I didn’t get around to making it.
So, when spring was around the corner, I thought what would it look like with lots of color. So, with this pattern you will have the option to make it in 2 colors, with Main colors (like my cover quilt above) or Super scrappy! The pattern comes with blank coloring pages for each size, to make it easier to decide!
Since this pattern, has multiple sizes, but the blocks are not all the same size, each size has a different recommended layout. Since the blocks are made and then sewn into rows, you can rearrange the rows to how you like them best.
Here are the different size layout recommendations!
This pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter. This pattern comes with directions to either make the flying geese with either:
The 1 at 1 time method – this may be an easier method if you are new to flying geese.
Or the 4 at time method, made slightly larger and trimmed to size – these are a little tricker to make, but once you get the hang of it, you can make your flying geese super fast!
Do you hate Flying Geese?
If you absolutely hate flying geese, I’d recommend replacing your flying geese with 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangles.
Use the 4 at 1 time flying geese cutting instructions, but do NOT cut the Color D (Lime) that is in the cutting chart or the Color F (White) pieces that have a (FG) next to it.
Instead, go to the bottom of page 6 to see how many flying geese your size quilt needs. Replace the amount of flying geese needed with 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangles, cut half of this amount from Color D and cut half of the amount from Color F.
If you are making it scrappy, cut total amount needed from all the colors you are using.
My Blooming Backyard Quilt
For my quilt I chose to use the main colors option.
For the Main colors I used all Kona Cotton solids: A: Valentine, B: Duckling, C: Magenta, D: Kiwi, E: Surf, F: White, G: Jamaica, H: Jamaica and I: Valentine.
Background: Hot Pink Le Creme Swiss Dot by Riley Blake Designs. I found mine at Stash Fabrics (not sponsored)
Binding: Wild at Heart Plaid by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs. I found mine at Stash Fabrics (not sponsored)
Backing: The Squeeze Sunflowers by @made_everyday for Figo Fabrics. I found mine at Beyond The Bolt (not sponsored)
For quilting, I did a simple top to bottom ‘organic’ straight line from the top to the bottom about 2 inches apart. I like to use my walking foot and the seams as my guide.
I probably should have cut my binding on the bias, but I chose not to. I still love how it turned out!
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QUILT TESTER PHOTOS
All of my tester’s quilts turned out so beautiful!! I love how the quilt looks so different when you use different fabrics.
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