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!