Saturday, November 3, 2018

Flying High :: Pattern Release!

I can't say I'm quick when it comes to writing patterns, but I can say I did it!  Whew!  A big weight has been lifted from my shoulders!  

Now available for purchase on Etsy:  'Flying High'!   

The Flying Geese block is a remarkably simple and versatile block. The block consists of the triangle or ‘the goose’, and two smaller triangles on either side or ‘the sky’. Usually the block is made so they are twice as wide as they are tall. Flying Geese can be used alone, in borders or used in other blocks. Flying Geese are one of my all time favorite blocks! I designed 'Flying High' using three sizes of blocks (2" x 4", 3" x 6" and 4" x 8"), in two quilt sizes (38" x 51" baby quilt, and 
52" x 70" lap quilt). 

I wanted a design that was original and versatile. By rotating blocks or adding blocks, changing rows or adding rows, and even by the choice of fabrics, you can easily change the size and vibe of this quilt to suit you! 

38" x 51"

The block sizes of the Flying Geese are the same for both quilts, however the layout and number of blocks is different for each design.

Either quilt could easily be made larger by adding more geese to the width or length or even by adding borders.  

The fabric I used for both my quilts is 'Handcrafted' by Alison Glass.  But I think, I know it would look amazing in any fabric!  Just take a look at a few of my testers quilts!


Katy @katyfaircloth, used Tula Pink and we all know you can't go wrong with Tula!

Kate @katealicea used two colors for her version.  She also added an extra row for length.

Emily @kecollins6 surprised me with her version!  I love the gradation/ombre effect she used.  Emily added a border on the sides and increased the length on her version.

I am so thankful to have had these ladies test my pattern.  

And if that isn't enough inspiration, here are a few more options to get you excited!


Indie Boheme : Pat Bravo
Folk Song : Anna Maria Horner


If you write patterns or plan to in the future, I highly recommend Yvonne @quilting JETgirl for Technical Editing.  Having a fresh voice and fresh set of eyes is invaluable.  I feel good about releasing my pattern after having Yvonne in my corner!

Thank you for all of your support!  Pattern now available here:  FLYING HIGH



  1. A few days ago I came across a box of bright geese on a brown confetti background I started several years ago. So far I only have small ones. I like your idea of mixing up the sizes. Off to Craftsy I go!

    1. Maybe I inspired you to finish your geese quilt!! I wanted a quilt with different sized geese and couldn’t find one I liked, so I had to design one myself!

  2. Congratulations on the pattern finish. I love it.

  3. Congratulations on your release and it was my pleasure to help!

  4. What a beautiful pattern! I love it!

  5. Wonderful design. Congrats on your release!

  6. Congratulations on the release! Really fun to see the quilt is so many different colorways!

  7. Congrats! Love all the variety by you and your testers!!

  8. Congratulations on your new pattern! I love this design!

  9. Oh, my goodness, they are all beautiful! Flying geese are so versatile, and your new pattern, so effective! It’s definitely going on my wish list!

  10. Congratulations on publishing your pattern, Jayne! I love Flying Geese, and your quilts are beautiful!

  11. Too Cute!! I could see that in Patriotics too!!

  12. Best of luck on your pattern sales, Jayne!! It appears to be a versatile design.

  13. Congratulations on getting such a fun pattern released. It is so much work to get one to completion. I really like all the variations you shared.

    Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  14. Congratulations. It's a great pattern. All your testers did an amazing job.

  15. Lots of color possibilities with this one - great pattern!

  16. Congrats!!! This is a beautiful pattern!


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