Geese Around The Sun – Wall Hanging

Geese Around The Sun Paper Piecing Wall Hanging Pattern

Shortly after I made this blog post, I learned about the Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Spring 2013 at Amy’s Creative Side.  I asked Amy if I could enter this already-published post, and she was gracious enough to say yes.  I am super excited to enter Geese Around The Sun in the festival.

I made Geese Around The Sun last month for a quilt swap while the Spring Fling was in full bloom.  My partner likes rainbow colors and Flying Geese.  I thought she would like the Startlight Diverging and I was wondering how to add the Flying Geese to that.  I went through a few design iterations but none of them was anything special that I could hold on to.  Then this idea came to me and it stuck.  I love the combination of a star quilt pattern and a flying geese quilt pattern in one.

Flying Geese Paper Piecing Pattern - Close Up

Close-up of one of the sections

Geese Around The Sun Paper Piecing Wall Hanging Pattern

The Finished 18″ Wall Hanging – Pattern on Craftsy and Etsy

This is the first time I didn’t draw straight on the quilt-top for quilting.  I got some tracing paper, pinned it on the quilt, and drew the lines on it using a ruler.  The process worked like a charm and the tracing paper tore off very easily.

My partner was very happy with her mini quilt.  I am going to make another one for myself; it will have a dark background and Northcott Stonehenge fabric.

If you would like to make one for yourself, I have the Geese Around The Sun wall hanging pattern available on Craftsy and Etsy.  It’s not a beginner pattern, but if you have done paper piecing before, you can easily make it.  I would also suggest trimming the whole piece only after you finish quilting it.

Thank you for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the future!  Enjoy rest of the festival!


33 Responses to Geese Around The Sun – Wall Hanging

  1. Ann says:


  2. What a beautiful quilt and great pattern!

  3. Wow, this is such a cool design. What a lucky partner to have received this amazing quilt!

  4. CitricSugar says:

    Gorgeous paper-piecing! So precise. Beautiful.

  5. Katy says:

    Great effect :o)

  6. It’s very unique. I look forward to the dark version.

  7. Janine says:

    This is a stunning design!

  8. Well, you know I love it!!! Awesome pattern Soma! I love these bright beautiful colors, but I’m dying to see your version you make for yourself!!! Lovely!

    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thank you, Ruth! I had to mail order the fabric and it finally came. As soon as I am caught up a little I will be making this one. I am working on the next castle now :)


  9. Marsha says:

    This is amazing! What a creative mind you have. Thanks for sharing.

    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thank you so much Marsha! That is so nice of you to say, it means a lot to me!

      Happy Sewing!

  10. What a beautiful quilt!

  11. Love this and the quilting is perfect.

    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thank you! With all those straight lines, I thought echo quilting would work best!


  12. nancy in IN says:

    I love it. I think to use the color wheel colors in a quilt is super.

    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thank you :)


      • Wow! Just saw your quilt in the competition. That is the toughest category for me to vote in…there were several I wanted to vote for. Yours won out though. It still awes me everytime I see it.

        • Soma Acharya says:

          There are some beautiful quilts in that category. It makes me incredibly happy that you liked my little quilt and you voted for me! Thank you so much!!

          Have a lovely weekend!
          -Soma :)

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