Meeting of the Geese: MQG Quilt of the Month!

I am SO EXCITED to finally get to show you this quilt! It’s called “Meeting of the Geese,” and if you’re a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, this is the January Quilt of the Month, which means that you can go get the free pattern on the community website right now—check your email for the link!

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

Although this quilt is called “Meeting of the Geese” because it reminds me of flying geese blocks so much, it’s actually just a whole lot of half square triangles, which makes it easy.

It’s based on a block called “North Wind” that I ran across while browsing the block library in Electric Quilt:

North Wind Quilt Block | Flying Parrot Quilts

The easiest places to see the block are in the top right and bottom left corners of the quilt.

The quilting is all straight-line quilting done with my walking foot. I decided not to space the lines evenly, and I seriously love the texture that created.

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

I used mostly matching thread on the light and the dark half of the quilt, but interspersed it with some contrasting lines, including some red ones, every now and then for a little added interest.

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

One of my favorite parts of this quilt is the two-colored binding that changes color right at the corner. I’ve done this before, but I think I found an easier way of getting it accurate, and the instructions for that are included in the pattern!

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

It’s backed with a fun red print that matches the red accents in the front of the quilt.

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

Quilt Stats:
Dimensions: 63″ x 63″
Fabrics: Northcott Glacier, Kona Charcoal, Kona Ruby
Batting: Hobbs 80/20 blend
Threads: Invisafil 100-weight polyester (grays), Aurifil 50-weight cotton (red)
Backing: Fresh Pick by Suzy Pilgrim Waters

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

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11 Responses to Meeting of the Geese: MQG Quilt of the Month!

  1. Ben says:

    What a great design — and congrats on being chosen for Quilt of the Month!

  2. Debora says:

    I really like the red thread in the quilting. It is unexpected and perfect. I need to join the MQG!

  3. Lois says:

    I just got my email to download it and had to come check out your blog to see what you had to say about it. Great quilt. Fabulous use of a traditional pattern in a modern setting. Thanks for making the pattern available through the MQG.

  4. Afton says:

    Thanks for sharing this great quilt with the guild. How clever to take the North Wind block and recolor it to make a very interesting composition.

  5. Lisa E says:

    Beautiful quilt. Do you have plans to make the pattern available to those of us who aren’t members of the Modern Quilt Guild?

  6. Joan says:

    Love it!

  7. Sue says:

    Absolutely LOVE this quilt!

  8. Tracy says:

    This is fantastic! Your quilting finished it off perfectly. And that binding? (Especially the corner!) Swoon.

  9. Shawn says:

    Has anyone come across a queen size version of this quilt (Meetng of the Geese)? I’m making it for my daughter and her future husband for their wedding.

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