Fly Away Home Debut
September 19, 2017 § 8 Comments
Autumn weather hit us full on this week. Hurray! I love autumn! After one of the driest summers on record (preceded by one of the wettest winters on record), the rains have returned. Our garden is a testament to just how dry it has been. I love autumn so much! I can’t wait for the leaves to turn more, the nights to get cooler, to dig out the wool knitwear and walk through the crunchy leaves!
The Fly Away Home quilt was recently unveiled to the Mystery BOM folks as they received the final layout instructions earlier this month. I am happy to announce that the pattern will be released for the general public soon. I am working on the final touches to self-publish a booklet for all who might be interested. An opportunity to pre-order the booklet will be coming soon. Later, there will be an opportunity to purchase the booklet as a digital download, so stay tuned!
After designing the quilt for my friends Ellen and Richla, who hosted the Mystery BOM, I went stash diving and made my own version of the quilt. I think I may have purchased about four of the fabrics and the rest came from my stash. I have been having so much fun sewing up my stash and it felt good to mostly use what I had on hand!
Fly Away Home is a great pattern for learning new techniques. There is traditional piecing as well as foundation paper piecing, partial seams, y-seams, appliqué, embroidery and letters! There is enough of a variety to keep experienced quilters from getting bored and yet simple enough for beginners to learn a few new tricks.
The original quilt was made with Carina Gardner’s Posy Garden collection and a few Riley Blake basics fabrics. Ellen brought her quilt for show and tell to one of the recent sewing group meet ups and hers looks fantastic!
The booklet contains a bonus project using three of the blocks from the Fly Away Home quilt to make this fun Pumpkin Patch quilt.