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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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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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    maria do carmo pezzuto says

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

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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!

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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,

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    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.

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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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    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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    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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