Glimma Flying Geese

Cutting into my Glimma today!  Fabrics by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics @windhamgirl

Just a quick post to share what I’m working on today. I’ve finally found the time to cut into my Glimma charmpack! This fabric is the latest by designer Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics and will be available in April.

I’ve decided to pair it with Essex Linen Yarn Dyed in Black. I am loving the look! I’m using the flying geese paper piece templates I created for one of my autumn pillows a few months ago. You can download the template here.

You can find Essex Linen at the following shops:

Fresh Modern Fabric
The Intrepid Thread
Pink Castle Fabrics
Stash Modern Fabric
Westwood Acres
Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics
Canton Village Quilt Works

Hopefully I’ll be back soon to show you the finished layout!



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    January 9, 2013

    Gorgeous! I’ve never used paper piecing for flying geese. I’ll have to try that next time!

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    January 9, 2013

    So pretty!! Love those colors together!

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    lori jones

    January 9, 2013

    very pretty!

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    Janie Holbrook

    January 9, 2013

    The black is so modern looking. I was resistant to grey and black in quilts, but with other fresh colors, they both look so interesting. I really like the crisp look. Nice technique for flying geese.

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      Lyn mcCarty

      January 9, 2013

      Think Amish! Black looks awesome with bright colors. Gray can work with so many colors. I was more unsure of gray but now I use it all the time.

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    January 9, 2013

    I positively love the look!

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    Yvonne Campbell

    January 9, 2013

    Love these fabrics.

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    Sondra Borrie

    January 9, 2013

    Love the combination of Lotta’s Glimma and the Essex Linen. Stunning! Great work, Faith. xxx

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    Roberta Cogan

    January 9, 2013

    Great combination!

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    Sue Joos

    January 9, 2013

    Love it…can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

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    January 9, 2013

    Just wondering about the Essex Linen – is it a more loosely woven fabric compared to normal quilting cotton? If so, I imagine the paper piecing keeps it under control.

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      January 9, 2013

      Hi Suzanne! The Essex Linen is more loosely woven but way easier to work with than other linens. 🙂

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    Judy Blinkenberg

    January 9, 2013

    I was just trying to make flying geese but not paper piecing. Those are very nice. I love the colors. I hope you will carry this new line.

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    Elizabeth R

    January 9, 2013

    Paper piecing flying geese is genius! I like the usual method for geese, but it seems like they never turn out all exactly right and all exactly the same, so they sometimes veer off-track a bit when I start stitching them together. Thanks for sharing your template!

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    January 9, 2013

    Just wonderful!!

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    Linda Pritchard

    January 9, 2013

    A big thumbs up for the paper piecing flying geese, that something I’ll be giving ago. Thank you. P.S. Love the colour combination.

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    January 9, 2013

    Thank you so much for sharing your flying geese pattern with us.

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    January 9, 2013

    That is a fantastic combo!

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    January 9, 2013

    stunning…and so easy!!! what a treat….flying geese that are neat and clean!!!!

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    January 10, 2013

    Love your pairing of Glimma and the Essex Linen ~ it’s really wonderful!

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    January 10, 2013

    I usually have a strong distaste for traditional quilt patterns, but the fabrics you chose here are glorious. I love that you chose patterns that are bigger than the area that you’re piecing (the triangle area). I’m a huge fan of using oversized patterns for smaller things because I appreciate the beauty in the design in little bits and not just blown up really big.

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    Kristan @ Doodle Do Designs

    January 10, 2013

    Beautiful with the black Essex. Just gorgeous!

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    January 11, 2013

    Beautiful combination! This is going to be stunning!

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    January 12, 2013

    Love the colors. Thank you for the fling geese pattern

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    Rebecca Grace

    January 12, 2013

    LOVE that black Essex Linen on your flying geese! It makes it so fresh, and gives it an edgy masculinity, too. Almost reminds me of suiting — which gives me the giggles, because my husband likes to say obnoxious things like, “When are you going to make me a suit with that fancy sewing machine of yours?” Now, doesn’t he just DESERVE a suit with flying geese blocks up and down the sleeves and a nice, big star block on the back of the jacket? 😉

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    Nadine Woodraska

    January 14, 2013

    Hi, just a quick note. Material Girls Quilts in South Jordan Utah carries the essex linen also. We try to keep most colors in stock but to sell out on occasion.

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      January 14, 2013

      Great Nadine! I shopped your store when I was in town for the Sewing Summit – awesome shop!

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    January 14, 2013

    Mmmm, need to get some of that black linen. Yum-o. Also need to learn the right way to make those geese, thanks!

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    Elisabeth DeMoo

    January 18, 2013

    I love the way the geese are flying different directions in the different rows. I think I want to make one of these. I all so like that use of linen. So cute!

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    February 9, 2013

    Love the look of your flying geese with the fabric you choose….thanks for the pattern, too!