Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Flying in Squars Quilt!!!

Well it's Thursday, and I have a fun Throwback for you today!!!!  It's coming a little late as I was at my local Quilt Guild this morning helping make swag bags for our big Cedar Chest Quilters Retreat next week!!!   And that got me thinking about the very first time I taught at the Cedar Chest Quilters Retreat 8 years ago.   It was also my very first time teaching a quilting class!!!  ( I can't even count how many I have taught since :)   And you guessed it, my first class is today's Throwback Thursday!!!!   I taught my Flying in Squares quilt and it was oh so much fun!!!!

Flying in Squares was my design that would allow me to share my love of No Waste Flying Geese!!!  I could make a gaggle of geese any day, I just enjoy the process so much!!!   And I loved taking them and making them all "fly" in a square.   It made for a fun alternating block design.   It is super easy and goes together really quick.   It finishes at 45" x 60", so it makes a great lap size quilt.  

And Flying in Squares just uses a Layer Cake, so you can just choose a favorite from your stash, grab some Background Fabric, and you are good to go!!!!  I used Kate Spain's Terrain fabric, and you know I just love all of that wonderful purple.  All of those wonderful cool colors in this line arejust fantastic, and this fabric really started my love of Kate Spain's gorgeous prints!!!    

And we threw back so far, that the quilting is done on my home machine!!!  Yup, this Flying in Squares quilt is pre-longarm quilting days ;)   And I have to say, those swirls are not half bad.  I still enjoy quilting on my home machine for small projects, it's always good to keep up the skill and it really is fun to mix it up every once and a while and move the fabric instead of the needle ;)  

And that is my Flying in Squares quilt.  I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Flying in Squares,  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Flying in Squares Quilts!!!!

Thanks for popping in today and each day.   I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!  
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1 comment:

  1. Oh gosh, this was one of my favourite fabric lines in my early days of quilting. Thanks for the link to your pattern :)


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