Flying Geese // Little Gosling

Goodbye Summer! Hello School!

Goodbye Fancy Free! Hello Schedule!

Goodbye August! Hello September!

We had a WONDERFUL summer break and it was all things sunshine and water, naps and vacations, beaches and pools, ice cream and shaved ice, long days and short nights. It was SO much fun. But, like I told my Little, summer wouldn’t be summer if it happened year round. It’s special because it’s a precious bit of time where we break routine and enjoy extra time together doing a whole lotta nothing. So until next summer, we’ll be remembering our sweet days and dreaming about the ones to come.

Despite our loosey goosey {let’s see how many times I can reference foul in this post, so far I count 3} schedule, I did manage to knock out quite a few sewing projects. Most of them aren’t ready to be shared, but I do have one, very fun recent project to share today. I figured I needed something good to break the blogging vacation, so I hope this lives up to the pressure.

“Follow the Leader”
Quilt Pattern by: City Stitches / Quick-Sew Baby Quilt Club


I decided to go with an ombre effect in the colors of the new little gosling’s {get it? Gosling since this quilt features ‘flying geese’?} nursery, pink + gray.

I used all Kona Cottons {Robert Kaufman} both old and new colors.


Just as the pattern club suggests, it came together VERY quickly.
I’d say 4 hours for the whole quilt. I think if you made two at the same time it would go even quicker.


I used a new {to me} technique ‘glue basting‘ my flying geese using this ultra-fine flex tip and good ol’ Elmer’s glue.
It worked perfectly and gave me nice clean points and faster piecing.


Sadly {eh, hem} I didn’t have a large enough cut of coordinating fabric for the back so I had to go shopping. On a whim I decided to try JoAnns and within a minute of walking in the door found this great polka dot print in their designer series. So perfect, right?

I quilted it with simple straight line quilting inspired by the original quilt pattern. It was fast and simple and didn’t take away from the modern design.


I just love it and can’t wait to see it with a fresh little one playing on it!


  1. peggy mcgrew says:

    Finally success with my computer to admire this beautiful work. Aunt P

  2. This quilt is SO pretty! What a great way to purge. Smart to choose a fast pattern!

  3. So beautiful! Can’t wait to see photos of the lovely little one on her quilt!

  4. Veronika says:

    I love this quilt so much!! I’ll definitely be making one sometime!! Can I ask how you mark your lines for quilting? I’ve only used a blue washable marker but was wondering if there is an easier way :/

  5. creativeinstincts says:

    super pretty. Am soooo making one right away. I blog at Hoping to get it up by next weekend :)



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