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. πŸ™‚

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69 Comments

  1. Reply

    Debbie

    June 14, 2012

    Very fun quilt & I love the backing you chose!

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    Dani

    June 14, 2012

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

  3. Reply

    Barb

    June 14, 2012

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

  4. Reply

    marjorie

    June 14, 2012

    Looks great Faith…so vibrant and fresh….

  5. Reply

    VickiT

    June 14, 2012

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

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    Lee @ Freshly Pieced

    June 14, 2012

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

  7. Reply

    Meredith F.

    June 14, 2012

    That is beautiful! Absolutely stunning!

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    Kim

    June 14, 2012

    It’s so cheerful! I love it.

  9. Reply

    maria do carmo pezzuto

    June 14, 2012

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

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    mary

    June 14, 2012

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

  11. Reply

    Gill

    June 14, 2012

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

  12. Reply

    QuiddiyRox

    June 14, 2012

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

  13. Reply

    Claire Jain

    June 14, 2012

    Sweet! I love this quilt and look forward to the pattern πŸ™‚

  14. Reply

    Anna V

    June 14, 2012

    Love the colors and the paper piecing! Beautiful.

  15. Reply

    Colleen

    June 14, 2012

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

  16. Reply

    FashionedbyMeg

    June 14, 2012

    Love it, Faith!

  17. Reply

    cliodana

    June 14, 2012

    great rainbow quilt, inspiring thank’s

  18. Reply

    Sarah

    June 14, 2012

    This is just beautiful. I would love a pattern!

  19. Reply

    robin

    June 14, 2012

    Love the bright simplicity of this quilt!

  20. Reply

    Elizabeth

    June 14, 2012

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

  21. Reply

    Karin

    June 14, 2012

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

  22. Reply

    Katie B

    June 14, 2012

    Really cool!

  23. Reply

    Chrissy L

    June 14, 2012

    This is just amazing! I love it!

  24. Reply

    Dan

    June 14, 2012

    love the pattern

  25. Reply

    Alyssa

    June 14, 2012

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

  26. Reply

    Lori C.

    June 14, 2012

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

  27. Reply

    Kelli

    June 14, 2012

    Love it, Faith! As always, your bright colors and fresh design leaves me inspired. πŸ™‚

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    kadybug

    June 14, 2012

    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

    June 14, 2012

    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!

  30. Reply

    Barbara Konkle

    June 14, 2012

    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. Reply

    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    June 14, 2012

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

  32. Reply

    nicke

    June 14, 2012

    totally in love with this! so so pretty!

  33. Reply

    Jenny

    June 14, 2012

    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

    June 14, 2012

    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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      Wendy

      June 14, 2012

      OK THAT DOES IT — I have to learn paper piecing. Can anyone recommend a book or web site to get started? This quilt is just lovely. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing the photos.

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        Faith

        June 14, 2012

        Hi Wendy – I have a tutorial on my blog! http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=1156

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          Wendy

          June 14, 2012

          I should have known that! Thank you so much. I will get started right away on that star. And maybe the paper piecing pattern for the Cutting Edge geese will become available at some point.

          Thank you so much!

  35. Reply

    Terry

    June 14, 2012

    Very colorful and could be adapted for boy or girl πŸ™‚

  36. Reply

    KellyS

    June 14, 2012

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

  37. Reply

    Dolly

    June 14, 2012

    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 !

  38. Reply

    Lynne

    June 15, 2012

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

  39. Reply

    dawn

    June 15, 2012

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

  40. Reply

    Hallie

    June 15, 2012

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

  41. Reply

    elsa

    June 15, 2012

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

  42. Reply

    Alex

    June 15, 2012

    Beautiful quilt!!! What a cool design.

  43. Reply

    Aimee

    June 15, 2012

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

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    Franziska

    June 15, 2012

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

  45. Reply

    Anna

    June 16, 2012

    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

    June 16, 2012

    this is so beautiful!!

  47. Reply

    Natalie

    June 16, 2012

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

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    Michelle

    June 17, 2012

    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,
    Michelle

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    Jackie

    June 20, 2012

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

  50. Reply

    Barbie

    June 20, 2012

    This is beautiful! I love it!

  51. Reply

    Lynne

    June 24, 2012

    Oh wow! Oh my! That is fabulous!

  52. Reply

    Amanda

    June 24, 2012

    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. Reply

    Aideen

    August 1, 2012

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

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    Barbara Polhamius

    August 3, 2012

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

  55. Reply

    Carmen

    August 19, 2012

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

  56. Reply

    Vickie

    August 20, 2012

    Pattern PLEASE! Love this.

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    Teresa Block

    September 5, 2012

    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

    September 12, 2012

    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

    October 26, 2012

    Love this quilt. Awesome…

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    Karen

    October 30, 2012

    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

    February 6, 2013

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

    Regards
    Theresa
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Australia

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      Faith

      February 6, 2013

      Hi Theresa – thank you so much! The pattern ended up being published in the Premier issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. You can find details and links to issues here -> http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=2263

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    Annie

    May 26, 2013

    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

    October 2, 2014

    The pattern is now free from Modern Quilts Unlimited! Check out http://modernquilts.mqumag.com/free-pattern-from-our-premier-issue/.

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      Faith

      October 2, 2014

      Awesome! Thanks for letting us all know Lisa!

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