Friday, August 19, 2022

Flying In Squares Quilt and Free PDF Pattern!!!

 Today, I am thrilled to be sharing this new Flying In Squares quilt as well as a Free PDF Pattern for it!!! This quilt features the Daisy Fields by Bev McCullough. The design mixes Flying Geese and Squares to make two fun blocks from one 10" Stacker that come together in an adorable picnic quilt!!!


Flying In Squares is made entirely of 10" squares plus a few sashing strips!!! So just grab your favorite 10" stackers or Layer Cake and with very minimal cutting, you are all set and ready to sew!!! And I just love the beautiful colors and happy prints of this Daisy Fields line!!! How cute are all of those little bees, and if you look close, you will even see a little metallic sparkly, so great!!!

Flying In Squares is made using a No-Waste Flying Geese method and the Flying Geese finish at a whopping 4" x 8", so ya, these are some big Geese :) It makes putting this quilt together super fun and fast!!! You have once basic Building Block, and the rest are sashing and square squares. You alternate the layouts of your units to make 2 blocks, one square made with geese and one square made with squares . . . hence, Flying In Squares :) There is an original tutorial for this quilt here, but I changed the size and layout to make the quilt a nice picnic size and to use up all of the layer cake!!!

And this design allows you to really give the quilt a fun scrappy look, even though you just used one 10" Stacker!!!! And you really use up that 10" stacker to make this Picnic Size 80" x 80" quilt. And as I mentioned, there is a free PDF Download of this pattern, so you can make your own!!! To get the FREE PDF Flying In Squares Pattern Download, just click here and download it ;)

When it came time to quilt mine, I decided on an all over wavy feather. I just love how it adds so much curvy goodness to all of those sharp piecing lines. And the texture is so yummy, lots of quilting, but still super soft in all of the petals :)

And that is my Flying In Squares quilt!!! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Oh, and if you make your own Flying In Squares quilts, I would love to see them! You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtags  #happyquiltingwithmc and #rileyblakedesigns and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com. I can't wait to see your Flying In Squares Quilts!!

Thank you so much for popping in today and each and every day. If you have any questions at all on making your own Flying in Squares quilt, don't hesitate to email me at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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12 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I sent this link to some friends that were just talking about Flying Geese quilts!

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  2. Thanks so much for this pattern- so pretty. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Thank you! I love this!

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  4. Thank you for this pattern! I love it and I know I have some layer cakes that have been sitting around forever and one or more will be perfect for this!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! Love the summery colours!

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  6. This is a wonderful pattern. I think I’ll try it. I will be visiting a quilt shop this weekend so might have to buy a layer cake.

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  7. As above, Thank you for this patttern. It looks like such a happy quilt. Can't wait to get to begin making it.

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  8. Melissa this pattern is fantastic and I cannot wait to make it. Thank you 🙏

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  9. Thank you so much for this pattern. Can't wait to pull a layer cake out of my stash and get started.

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  10. This is such a happy quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I just received this email today Sept 14, It's the most beautiful quilt I ever saw. And I saw a lot of them. I belong to a quilt guild and we make all donation quilts, plus I make a lot for the veterans. I was out of it for a long time being very sick, but I am getting back into it now.

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  12. This is a very refreshing pattern . It would look great for Fall. Thankyou for sharing. I will truly enjoy doing this one .thanks again.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa