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Friday, January 1, 2016

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January 2016 Quilt of the Month: Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer

This dynamic lap-sized quilt measuring 63”x63” is reminiscent of flying geese (hence the name), but is actually made with simple half square triangles. It was inspired by a traditional quilt block called “North Wind.” The hardest part is choosing colors! This version uses three solids: a light and a dark gray, plus a contrasting accent color, but the possibilities are endless. Try a print as the accent fabric, or perhaps a whole rainbow. I can’t wait to see what you come up with—use #meetingofthegeesequilt when sharing your creation so we can all enjoy the variations!

Sylvia Schaefer is a pattern designer and award-winning quilter. She has been quilting since approximately 2007, but didn’t really find her groove until discovering the modern quilt movement! Her background in science often inspires her quilt designs. In addition to her own line of patterns, her quilts have been published in magazines both online and in print, and her quilts have won major awards regionally and nationally. See more of her work at www.flyingparrotquilts.com.

Copyright © 2016 by Sylvia Schaefer. Used with permission by the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Sylvia Schaefer.