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Declan's Quilt

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Declans quilt

It took me much longer than I thought it would, but I finally finished the flying geese quilt I started back in September. This one is a gift for my nephew, Declan. He is the second of four boys in his family and the only one who did not have an Aunt Erin made quilt. Of course I had to do something about that!

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The fabric is Denyse Schmidt's Florence line and a good dose of Kona Snow (my very favorite white). I made the flying geese using the same method as I do in my flying geese tutorial. These blocks measure 3.5" h x 7" wide finished making the quilt 42"x 56" before washing. I didn't think to measure it after it had come out of the dryer, but I didn't prewash the fabrics or batting so it definitely is smaller.

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The back is an aqua solid (can't remember the exact manufacturer and color - sorry) pieced with some of my favorite prints from this line. Because I didn't want to over-power the piecing with complicated quilting, I chose to quilt it on each side of the seam lines. I like that this is simple and doesn't distract from the quilt top, but still adds interest on the back.

It's been reported that Declan was happy to get his quilt. I also heard that he and his brothers were running around their house last night, each one with his quilt. I love that.

(Ian's quilt, Liam's quilt, Rory's quilt, just in case you were wondering.)



It's lovely and you're so brave to try for (and perfectly achieve!) the lined up back with straight-line quilting.


Beautiful quilt. How lucky your nephews are to have their very own "Aunt Erin" quilts!


I love how all the boys' quilts look like a set! They're all beautiful and your flying geese is inspiring me to make a quilt with these little blocks.


I really love this one. It's beautiful, but I love the back so much! Lucky boy!


Looks great!


One of my favorite patterns, and so I appreciate your tutorial. Also love the colors you worked with. Nicely done!


oh erin, the colors!!! swoon. this is a stunner.

and how fun to follow, via the links and nephews, your progress and evolution as a quilter. so hopeful to some of us who (ahem) are not. yet.

beautiful, beautiful work, my friend. high ten, as my girl would say.



it's beautiful! what a wonderful gift. and knowing your quilts are being loved and used... the best feeling!


Oh I love it! YOu did such an amazing job - I wish I could make something like this for when I have kids one day.


I viewed your lapped zipper and piping tutorials last week and they were terrific. Today when I attempted to view them again all I was able to see was a gray and white bull's-eye with a large exclamation point. Do you know why this might be?


Not only do I love this one, I love how different all of the quilts are from one another. Your nephews are definitely loved.

Jennifer O.

I love the flying geese! Are they all made with Denyse Schmidt fabric? They'll be so coordinating - of course so important for little boys!
Some of my nieces and nephews have "Aunt Juju made" quilts, but I tend to make them clothes, since my mom is a big time quilter.

Anne LK

Beautiful - I love the quilting pattern. It seems much more doable for me than a wandering one. By the time I got it done my technique would have changed dramatically I fear.


How beautiful!! Really love it and the quilting is very effective, wouldn't have thought to do it that way..

terri henderson

thank you, i had started some flying geese and i ended up with opposite pairs. now i know what to do with them.

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