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Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge Quilt

I was lucky enough this year to have the opportunity to make two quilts for display at Spring Quilt Market. I designed the first quilt to showcase Free Spirits Essentials line. You may remember this fabric photo? Well that stack of fabric became this quilt.

Cutting Edge Quilt

The Cutting Edge quilt is made up of six columns of staggered flying geese, each displaying various shades and prints of one of the colors in the rainbow. I created a paper piecing template for this quilt so everything would match up perfectly. I never thought I’d say it, but I do love paper piecing!

Cutting Edge Paper Pieced Blocks

I took some photos while the quilt was in progress…basting…

Cutting Edge Basting

The quilting is straight lines which echo the flying geese. The turning of the quilt at the points was kind of a pain, but worth the effort.

Cutting Edge Backing

The quilt measure 54″ x 54″ and the backing and binding is a black and white Houndstooth.

I didn’t go to Quilt Market this time but my good friend Lee did and she took a picture for me! I also wrote a pattern for this quilt that was handed out at Quilt Market, but I haven’t seen it available online yet. If and when it does appear, I will update this post with a link. :)

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69 Responses to “Cutting Edge”

  1. 1
    Debbie says:

    Very fun quilt & I love the backing you chose!

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    Dani says:

    This is so lovely! You did a great job. Looking forward to the possibility of a pattern!

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    Barb says:

    Love the arrangement! And love the way your quilt was hung at quilt market. How fun!

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    marjorie says:

    Looks great Faith…so vibrant and fresh….

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    VickiT says:

    Wow. Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have this pattern. Hopefully we’ll see it online somewhere soon.

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    Love the black-and-white houndstooth on the back! Great choice!

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    Meredith F. says:

    That is beautiful! Absolutely stunning!

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    Kim says:

    It’s so cheerful! I love it.

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    maria do carmo pezzuto says:

    Olá,foi o melhor E-mail que recebi em dias…Obrigada.Que Deus continue te inspirando sempre.Beijos

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    mary says:

    Love it. I have been thinking of making geese again. This really renewed my interest. Thanks

  11. 11
    Gill says:

    Fabulous! I love it!
    I would love to have a go at this pattern sometime!

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    QuiddiyRox says:

    so much fun and lots of movement… I too, would like the pattern.

  13. 13
    Claire Jain says:

    Sweet! I love this quilt and look forward to the pattern :-)

  14. 14
    Anna V says:

    Love the colors and the paper piecing! Beautiful.

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    Colleen says:

    So beautiful! I can’t wait for the pattern! That picture from Market kinda surprised me–what a weird way to hang a quilt!

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    cliodana says:

    great rainbow quilt, inspiring thank’s

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    Sarah says:

    This is just beautiful. I would love a pattern!

  19. 19
    robin says:

    Love the bright simplicity of this quilt!

  20. 20
    Elizabeth says:

    Such a fun, fresh arrangement, Faith! Well done–

  21. 21
    Karin says:

    I would have never guessed it was paper pieced! But, it lines up so perfectly with paper piecing! LOVELY quilt, GREAT job!

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    Chrissy L says:

    This is just amazing! I love it!

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    Dan says:

    love the pattern

  25. 25
    Alyssa says:

    This is awesome! I’m so attracted to bright color.

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    Lori C. says:

    Ooooo, pretty. This would be a great pattern for black and white fabrics.

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    Kelli says:

    Love it, Faith! As always, your bright colors and fresh design leaves me inspired. :)

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    kadybug says:

    I love this quilt! So bright and cheerful. I have been working on making a flying geese quilt from my rainbow charms. Too bad I didn’t see yours first, I love the movement of it!

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    Gina says:

    I love the look of flying geese but have found them difficult for me to make. I might have to give your pattern a go… I do love paper piecing and I love this quilt!

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    Barbara Konkle says:

    I just love this! I have never seen a flying geese quilt! Now I want to try one! I love the colors you chose! So bright and cheery!

  31. 31

    paper piecing this was way smart. Very effective, visually!

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    nicke says:

    totally in love with this! so so pretty!

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    Jenny says:

    Oh, girl. I am in LOVE with this quilt! This is one of the most favorite things I have seen in a long time. I didn’t even read the post yet; I just had to shout that out real quick. Going back to read the post now (and bookmark it!). Love it.

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    Nik T says:

    Just reiterating everyone’s comments – this is gorgeous! I love the colors, and how you can’t really see the patterned pieces until you see it up close. It’s adorable! Great job.

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    Terry says:

    Very colorful and could be adapted for boy or girl :)

  36. 39
    KellyS says:

    Beautiful quilt! I can’t wait to get my hands on this pattern, especially with this Kona charm swap I just signed up for!

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    Dolly says:

    This is just ever-so gorgeous. It’s amazing how new designs come about when quilt-piecing has been around for so long ! Congrats on a great design………you inspire me !

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    Lynne says:

    Faith, this is fantastic! I’ve never seen one like it before. Great work!

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    dawn says:

    This quilt is stunning! Love the array of beautiful colors! Hope I can get the pattern someday!

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    Hallie says:

    Wow! That is amazing! Great job, I love it! Can hardly wait to see the pattern on this beauty…

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    elsa says:

    Really loving this quilt ~ the design and the solid fabrics are wonderful.

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    Alex says:

    Beautiful quilt!!! What a cool design.

  43. 46
    Aimee says:

    It is really, really gorgeous! Can’t wait for the pattern!

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    Franziska says:

    I like the quilt. The colours changing from left to right. The white making the colours shine. The triangles. Nice idea!

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    Anna says:

    It is so beautiful! I am loving rainbow quilts lately and this is fantastic! I look forward to the link to the pattern…hopefully they will post it soon!

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    rachael says:

    this is so beautiful!!

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    Natalie says:

    Faith, this is gorgeous! Definitely one of my favorites!

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    Michelle says:

    I too would love this pattern. I just found out my daughter is pregnant with my first grandchild and while she isn’t big on traditional quilts, I think she would like this pattern.

    Beautiful work!

    thank you,

  49. 52
    Jackie says:

    I love your quilt! I’ve ‘pinned’ it and look forward to a pattern if you get to it.

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    Barbie says:

    This is beautiful! I love it!

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    Lynne says:

    Oh wow! Oh my! That is fabulous!

  52. 55
    Amanda says:

    Love this. I keep checking to see if you’ve found a pattern link. Hopefully one will appear soon as this quilt is most definitely in the queue.

  53. 56
    Aideen says:

    i love this! i’d love to get this pattern!

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    Barbara Polhamius says:

    There’s an echo in here! I would love to have that pattern as well. That quilt is simply gorgeous- simple and gorgeous!

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    Carmen says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Is there a place to buy the pattern as yet?

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    Vickie says:

    Pattern PLEASE! Love this.

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    Teresa Block says:

    Love this rainbow effect, too! I drafted up a 6″ x 9″ foundation to try this on, but I also want to try a smaller one for a mini wall hanging. Hmmm, maybe a scrappy one in a size that will utilize some of my charm packs…..

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    Jan says:

    i love this pattern. I think I saw something similar for sale in an ad and can’t find the ad. If it isn’t out yet, would you consider sending the tutorial privately. I bought bright batiks to do this quilt.

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    Leena says:

    Love this quilt. Awesome…

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    Karen says:

    What a great quilt! The fabrics are wonderful and the quilting is perfect!

    I’d LOVE to make one for a wallhanging.

    Thanks, Karen

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    Theresa Salmon says:

    Your quilt is so refreshing and unusual – I love it. Would it be possible for me to have a copy ofthis pattern?

    Brisbane, Queensland

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    Annie says:

    Can you assist me in getting a copy of the Premier issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited which has the Cutting Edge pattern in it?

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    Lisa E says:

    The pattern is now free from Modern Quilts Unlimited! Check out

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