Back to Excel this week for a few flying geese.
Whenever I create a design that feels familiar, I have a look through my own Pinterest feeds to see if someone else has done something similar (in which case, I wouldn’t post mine). I couldn’t see any quilt patterns with this design, but that’s not to say none exists – just that I haven’t seen it yet.*
There’s lots of scope for colour play with this design – highlighting the flying geese or the diamond-like HST pairs between them.
The easiest way to make this sketch into a quilt would be to use flying geese in pairs to make squares, then stack the squares around a solid central square to make each block.
*Update [6 November 2017]: On a Monday-night Instagram scrolling session, I found a very similar block on @harriandbear‘s feed that Vanessa had made as part of the Project 48 Quilt in 2016. The block was designed by Keera Job, and you can see her version on her Instagram feed. It’s identical in appearance to the block that makes up this quilt design; the only difference is that Keera’s flying geese units are 1.5″ x 3″ (Project 48 quilt blocks measure 9″ finished), whereas I’d envisioned the flying geese as 3″ x 6″, which would make each block 18″ square. I don’t recall seeing Keera’s design before (even though I’m involved in Project 48 this year), but perhaps it lodged in my brain ages ago and just resurfaced recently. Or perhaps different people can inadvertently come up with similar quilt designs, particularly when using the same traditional quilting shapes.