Quiet Flight {a finished quilt and tutorial!}

Hi all!  Today I’m back to share a quilt made with Heather Givan‘s additional line coming out this spring for Windham Fabrics.  It is a new paper themed Basics line called Jot that is filled with some amazing low volume prints I know you will want to add to your stash.  I am a huge fan of paper and office supplies in general, so of course this line makes me smile 🙂

Quiet Flight quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

All of these low volume prints together make such a soft and sweet quilt.  When I finished the quilting, I just couldn’t stop staring at it – it’s so pretty!!

Quiet Flight quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

Below is a little closer look at some of the prints.  I opted to go scrappy on these flying geese blocks, so none of them have matching background triangles.  I love the movement it creates in the quilt.

Quiet Flight quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

For the backing, I pieced together two of the graph paper prints and finished off the binding with the lovely gray paper print that is reminiscent of what I used in elementary school while learning how to write my letters.  It was not easy to photograph this quilt and get the colors/shades accurate.  I took a stupid amount of photos trying to get it correct, but I think these represent the true tone/color of the fabrics well.  Also, check out how cute my quilt label looks on this one – LOVE IT!

Quiet Flight quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

Now I can’t stop staring at the photos!  It’s just so sweet.  I think I need to make more low volume only quilts.

Quiet Flight quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

Below is everything you need to know to make a 48″ x 64″ Quiet Flight quilt of your own.

Fabric Requirements:

  • 1 3/4 yards total for the background fabric (I used 1/2 yard each of 4 different white prints)
  • 1 3/4 yards total for the geese fabric (I used 1/3 yard each of 6 different low volume prints)
  • 3 yards backing fabric
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric

Cutting Instructions:

  • From the background fabric, cut twelve (12) 4 7/8″ x WOF strips and sub-cut into ninety six (96) 4 7/8″ squares.
  • From the geese fabric, cut six (6) 9 1/4″ x WOF strips and sub-cut into twenty four (24) 9 1/4″ squares.

Block Assembly:

  • Select one 9 1/4” geese fabric square and four 4 7/8” background squares.
  • With RST, place two of the background squares on the larger geese fabric square as shown.  Using a ruler, draw a diagonal line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.

  • Stitch 1/4” on each side of the drawn line.

  • Cut apart directly on the drawn diagonal line.

  • Press seams toward your background fabric.

  • With RST, place one 4 7/8” background square on the sewn unit as shown below and using a ruler, draw a diagonal line on the back of the background square.  Stitch 1/4″ on each side of the drawn line.

  • Cut apart directly on the drawn diagonal line. Press open.
  • Repeat steps 7 through 10 with the remaining unit and background square.  This will result in 4 completed flying geese blocks.
  • Press your 4 completed geese toward the background fabric.

  • Repeat to make a total of ninety six (96) 4 1/2” x 8 1/2” large flying geese blocks.

Quilt Top Assembly:

  • Using the diagram below, sew together your geese into 12 rows of 8 blocks each.  Press the seams open between each block and row to help the quilt top lay flat.

Finish the Quilt:

  • Cut backing fabric into two 54” x WOF lengths and sew together to make a quilt backing approximately 54” x 80”.
  • Make a quilt sandwich with the quilt top, batting and backing and baste.
  • Machine or hand quilt as desired.
  • Bind using 5 strips of fabric cut 2 1/2” x WOF stitched end to end.

 

If you end up making your own version, please tag me on social media and use the hashtag #quietflightquilt  (I’d love to see what you make!).

Amanda

2 thoughts on “Quiet Flight {a finished quilt and tutorial!}

  1. I like the soft, cool colors of this quilt. It’s relaxing just looking at it. I know they are flying geese but they look like envelopes to me. Great job!

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