As you all know, I love creating flying geese and from the longest time, I wanted to make a cute flying geese table runner. Now that I had the opportunity, I mixed Essentials II with The AGF Denim Studio! I am so excited for all of you to start sewing this cutie ♥♥
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-351
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-151
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-152
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-253
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-355
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-154
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-252
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-150
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-155
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-353
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-350
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-255
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-153
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-521
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-354
1 (one ) Fat Eight of ESS-II-352
1 (one) yard of DEN-S-2001
3/₄ of DEN-P-1009
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-351
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-151
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-152
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-253
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-355
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-154
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-252
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-150
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-155
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-353
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-350
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-255
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-153
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-521
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-354
Cut 1 (one) 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-352
Cut 48 (forty eight) 3¼ by 3¼ of DEN-S-2003
Cut 1 (one) 5‘’ by 16.5’’ of DEN-S-2001
Cut 1 (one) 5‘’ by 21.5’’ of DEN-S-2001
Cut 1 (one) 5‘’ by 5.5’’ of DEN-S-2001
Cut 1 (one) 12 by 23.5 of DEN-P-1009
Let's begin by creating the flying geese. There will be a total of 17 flying geese for this mini quilt. For the purpose of this tutorial I will explain how to create the flying geese with only ESS-II-151.
Grab the 6’’ by 6’’ of ESS-II-151 and 2 (two) 3¼ by 3¼ of DEN-S-2003 and place them as instructed below. Later trace a line in the middle of the piece and start stitching 1/4 on each side (dotted line on image below). Once that's complete, cut in the middle of the piece.
You will have two pieces but for this tutorial we will only use one. You can set the extra aside. Flip the DEN-S-2003 upwards to have a heart-looking piece.
Repeat Step 1 17 (seven-teen) times. But for ESS-II-152 we will keep 2 flying geese, not like with the other fabrics that we only kept 1. Once all of the flying geese are completed, start attaching them as instructed in the image below. Remember to keep the pattern explained on the image.
Now that all the pieces are completed take the Denim cut pieces so you can attach them to the flying geese.
For better understanding, rows are divided in ABC.
For Row A: Take the take the 5'' by 5.5'' of DEN-S-2001 and place it below flying geese (see image below)
For Row B: Take the 5'' by 16.5'' of DEN-S-2001 and place it above the flipped flying geese
For Row C: Take the 5'' by 21.5'' of DEN-S-2001 and place it below the flying geese
Lastly, sew Rows ABC together and voila! You have completed the Ascent Mini quilt! Yei ☺
• Place BACKING FABRIC on a large surface wrong side up. Stretch it with masking tape against that surface.
• Place BATTING on top of backing fabric.
• Place TOP on top of the batting with right side facing up. Smooth away wrinkles using your hands.
• Pin all layers together and baste with basting thread, using long stitches. You can also use safety pins to join the layers.
• Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and work-ing towards the corners. Remember that quilting motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun choosing yours!
• After you finished, trim excess of any fabric or batting, squaring the quilt to proceed to bind it.
• Cut enough strips 1½" wide by the width of the fabric I to make a final strip 280" long. Start sewing the binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving an approximated 5" tail. Sew with ¼" seam allowance (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge with the quilt top’s raw edge.
• Stop stitching ¼" before the edge of the quilt (DIA-GRAM B 1). Clip the threads. Remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in a motion of 45° and upward, pressing with your fingers (DIAGRAM B2). Hold this fold with your finger, bring the strip down in line with the next edge, making a horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the quilt (DIAGRAM B3). Start sewing at ¼" of the bor-der, stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners of the quilt.
• Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches. Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends back on themselves where they meet. Press them together to form a crease. Using this crease as the stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding with right sides together (you can help yourself marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see).
• Trim seam to ¼" and press open. Complete the sewing. Turn binding to back of the quilt, turn raw edge inside and stitch by hand using blind stitch.