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Vote Now and Give-Away: Flying Geese Quilts

Quilters' Show & Tell

Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Flying Geese Quilts.

This week’s guest judges are Jenny from Jenny H. Quilts and Sandra from Sandra’s Craft Corner. They’ll both have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

Give-Away from the Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop’s reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff!

As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!

Be sure to check out our extensive sale section, our up-to-date What’s New page and lust over future collections on our Coming Soon page!


The Fat Quarter Shop will be donating two $25 gift certificates. One will be awarded to the top quilter with the most votes (community votes plus guest judge points) and the other randomly given away to someone leaving a comment below.


To enter the give-away: Leave a comment below answering “What fabric would you buy if you win the $25 gift certificate?” Don’t worry I won’t hold you to it should you change your mind. You have until Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to enter.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Flying Geese Quilts:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 22
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 9

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

3 Geese 3 Geese
By: Persimon Dreams,
Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Persimon Dreams

Inspired by the Project QUILTING challenge – Primary Geese. I had to use primary colors and flying geese. The brown squares all have three dimensional ‘lips’ of fabric on them to add yet another element. This runner was fun to make and challenging to get the piecing accurate.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 28"

African flying geese African flying geese
By: Linda Izzard,

My mother embroidered the African animals for me, as a surprise. They are so beautiful, and I decided to use them all in a quilt. I thought the African print fabrics would make great flying geese and they would emphasis the embroideries. Just made it up as I went along really.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 84"

African safari African safari
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA
Blog: DebbieLangeQuilting.blogspot.com

This quilt evolved. I started with Four Patch Posie center blocks and thought the result was uninteresting so I sashed them with bright solid colors. Then I added Flying Geese to the sides turning them into Star blocks. The white between the stars was too “white” so I sashed them with black batik.

Quilt size: width: 69" height: 69"

Bear Hollow Bear Hollow
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

This quilt has 94 flying geese – the technique shown at a workshop made them easy to make. That’s my Nikki girl on the quilt; she loves them!!!

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 112"

Blue Fairy Blue Fairy
By: Gerda Verwoort,
Blog: The Quilt Witches

Blue fairy was made for my dear sister who loves the flower fairies from Cicely Barker. Designend, patched and quilted by myself. Also the backside has smaller fairies.

Quilt size: width: 63" height: 80"

Duck a L'orange Duck a L’orange
By: Karen H,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Faeries and Fibres

The goose/duck fabric, blue rays & a rust fabric were part of a challenge. I added four more fabrics. The geese/ducks were my inspiration for the circle of flying geese which I drafted. The quilt is embroidered, beaded & shaded with watercolour paints. The bottom edge is a hand beaded fringe.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Flight of the Seagulls Flight of the Seagulls
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Sweet Boater Chick

There are 6 sizes of geese in the quilt. Some are paper pieced, some are pieced using the quick geese method, and the few lonely ones are pieced with scrap triangles. I quilted the quilt with a wave pattern. The geese go all different directions in the quilt which remind me of seagulls a the beach.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 75"

Flying By the Seat of My Pants Flying By the Seat of My Pants
By: Sandi,
Wisconsin, USA
Blog: Piecemeal Quilts

I made this quilt a couple of years ago for a swap called Modify Tradition. I used a one-seam flying geese technique that resulted in three-dimensional folds. The fabric has birds on chairs, which is how I came up with the name “Flying By the Seat of My Pants.”

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Flying Geese 4 Patch Flying Geese 4 Patch
By: Pat,

One of many for my brothers grandchildren.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 64"

Flying Geese In The Cabin Flying Geese In The Cabin
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

A Florida friend was closing her quilt shop and selling partly-made quilt kits in 1995. I wanted to buy this one but another friend got there first, and imagine my surprise when she gave me the kit as a birthday gift! Hand-quilted by a group of Amish ladies.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 102"

Flying geese quilt Flying geese quilt
By: Rachel@liketosew.blogspot.com,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Let’s begin sewing…

I love the idea of taking something traditional and making it modern. this is my attempt. Blogged here: http://liketosew.blogspot.com/2012/10/traditional-or-modern.html

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 85"

Flying in Squares Flying in Squares
By: Barbara Winkler,
California, USA

I saw this pattern and thought it looked interesting. I had some fabric samples in bright colors, so put them with black. I think it turned out fantastic. There are 108 flying geese in this quilt! It was used for Quilts of Valor.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 65"

Flying Into Retirement Flying Into Retirement
By: Mitts McMaster,
Ontario, Canada

Made without a plan in mind and no pattern was followed to celebrate and as a gift to our favourite Librarian on the day of her Retirement, using the border flying geese as signature blocks from all co-workers, library customers and friends.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 72"

Geese Fly South Geese Fly South
By: Pam Gimnich,
Montana, USA

I watched Deb Tucker’s video on web and decided to try it. I love her technique.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 68"

Gull Lake Cabin Gull Lake Cabin
By: Laurie Edwards,
California, USA

A custom designed quilt for our friends up at Gull Lake CA. We fish every year in front of their cabin for opening weekend, so last year I designed and made this for them to keep at the cabin. The flying geese represent all the birds that fly around that beautiful Lake in the Eastern Sierras.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 65"

Hexies on The Fly Hexies on The Fly
By: Vicki Purnell,
Blog: Vicki’s Fabric Creations

This quilt has machine embroidered panels using the Grannie’s Hexagons from Mother Hen Quilts. The flying geese panels have string pieced geese bodies inspired by Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville. The fabric in the wings of the geese is the same that the embroideries have been stitched on.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 81"

Oca en su vuelo,Goose in flight Oca en su vuelo,Goose in flight
By: maria jose gomez ruiz,
Blog: corapensa

A flight of geese, very special, with its goose in the center, perfect for table mat games

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

Proud to be Canadian Proud to be Canadian
By: Peggyp,
Ontario, Canada

I saw this pattern and thought it was a beautiful tribute to Canada. I searched high and low for the fabric line, which was discontinued by then, and found most of it at various shops. It incorporates 3-D flying geese, the first time I have tried this.

The pattern is by Sipiweske Quilt Designs.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 76"

Racing Geese Racing Geese
By: Melanie Jackson,
Oklahoma, USA

This was a challenge at quilt camp a couple of years ago. We were given a bag of strips and a certain amount of time to make something. This is what I came up with. I’m not sure of the exact measurements, because I couldn’t find this ufo in my UFO box (been cleaning).

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 22"

Wandering Geese Wandering Geese
By: Laurel Strand,
Washington, USA

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 51"

Wild Goose Chase (Debbie Rogowski) Wild Goose Chase (Debbie Rogowski)
By: Debbie Rogowski,
Texas, USA

This is my first goose quilt and I sure went all the way. I found the pattern in a magazine but the instructions were old and out dated. I made a few mistakes, but will now know better next time. Even though I don’t like orange, this is for my granddaughter, I really have grown fond of it.

Quilt size: width: 92" height: 92"

Wild Goose Chase (DOLORES FEGAN) Wild Goose Chase (DOLORES FEGAN)
Kentucky, USA

This was my challenge quilt which must include 3 flying geese blocks. My quilt is of a little girl chasing a real wild goose. It was inspired by seeing the wild geese fly in autumn and a real goose in a parking lot when my daughter was young.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 30"

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
  • Winner announced Monday evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to THREE favourites this week.
  • Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Flying Geese

  • Hexies on The Fly (25%, 238 Votes)
  • Wild Goose Chase (DOLORES FEGAN) (21%, 206 Votes)
  • Geese Fly South (18%, 174 Votes)
  • Flying in Squares (14%, 139 Votes)
  • Flight of the Seagulls (13%, 129 Votes)
  • Bear Hollow (13%, 127 Votes)
  • African flying geese (13%, 123 Votes)
  • 3 Geese (12%, 118 Votes)
  • Wild Goose Chase (Debbie Rogowski) (9%, 87 Votes)
  • Flying Geese In The Cabin (8%, 81 Votes)
  • Wandering Geese (6%, 62 Votes)
  • Blue Fairy (6%, 56 Votes)
  • Flying Into Retirement (6%, 56 Votes)
  • Flying By the Seat of My Pants (5%, 50 Votes)
  • Duck a L'orange (5%, 45 Votes)
  • Flying geese quilt (4%, 38 Votes)
  • Proud to be Canadian (4%, 37 Votes)
  • African safari (2%, 19 Votes)
  • Oca en su vuelo,Goose in flight (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Flying Geese 4 Patch (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Gull Lake Cabin (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Racing Geese (0%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 965

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Fall’s Glory. Any quilt size and technique is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!

Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. There are only a few dates left for 2013:

  • Sept. 30 – Fall’s Glory
  • Oct. 21 – Two Colour Quilts
  • Oct. 28 – Halloween Fun
  • Nov. 4 – Quilting Close-Up
  • Nov. 25 – Stars

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274 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Flying Geese Quilts”

  1. Paula Baird says:

    Great bunch of quilts. Enjoyed browsing.

  2. Amanda Thompson says:

    Looks like I’m in good company! I voted for all the ones who have the most votes.

  3. DebV says:

    I would Jamboree Flannel Brights Multi Drawn Dots. I am making my daughter a quilt of primary solid squares – this would be a fun back.
    Everyone’s quilts are beautiful.

  4. Dee says:

    I would use it on batiks. You just can’t have too many of those unique fabrics.

  5. Shelly S. says:

    If I won the Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate, I would most likely buy something from the A Merry Little Christmas line from Riley Blake in the Christmas Cloth Store. It would be so hard to chose, though!

  6. Some cheddar orange fabric. Love fat quarter shop!

  7. Patricia Dawe says:

    I’d use the gift certificate to buy the Ho Ho Ho Let It Snow fabric by Nancy Halvorsen.

  8. Heather says:

    I would buy the Moda Wintertime Reds.

  9. Laura G says:

    I would buy some 30s style fabric probably Lazy Daisy Baskets Aloe Tossed Floral Yardage or something greenish from the Vintage Happy collection coming out. I need about 8 yards for a quilt pattern.

  10. Barbara Trost says:

    Just love fabric and love color, would have a time deciding however the peacocks in blue might just do it

  11. Jane says:

    I love the Fat Quarter Shop’s Screen Texture Fabrics, they are a great range of colours.

  12. Phyllis Moynihan says:

    Such beautiful quilts!

  13. Tonia H. says:

    I think I would buy some yardage of Tim Holtz new Eclectic Elements in French neutral. It’s awesome!

  14. Jean W says:

    Need fabric for accent on the B&W quilt I’m designing in my brain.
    After seeing all the geese above………..need some colorful geese in my quilt.

    Was hard to choose just 3 quilts as the nicest.

  15. Lorna Smith says:

    I would buy the Flip the Pig fat quarter bundle because it is cute and would make a very sweet child’s quilt. Very hard to choose just one bundle.

  16. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I really need to buy something to pull together a sampler done in a swap that is made of 30’s fabrics. I need sashes and borders!

  17. Nancy M. says:

    I like to add solids with my prints so I would purchase solids, maybe Konas.

  18. Maya says:

    I would stock up on Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda Fabrics.

  19. Penny Dooley says:

    I would add more 30’s fabric plus solids to go with the 30’s fabric.

  20. Bonnie Coleman says:

    I am in love with Denyse Schmidt fabric & her quilts! So I would buy more of her beautiful fabrics!

  21. Cheryl B says:

    The Nantucket collection by Bethany Berndt Shackelford caught my eye! I’d be buying all of the reds.

  22. Patricia Moffitt says:

    I would buy anything Batik – I love that stuff!

  23. Pauline says:

    I would love some Red Rooster’s…Here Comes Santa by Arleene Neely. It is sEw cute. Thanks for the chance.

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