So last week, we did a tutorial for making Flying Geese units. Today, we are going to use the Flying Geese units, and the “bonus” half-square triangle units, to make a beautiful Christmas quilt. Here is your “Coming Home” free Christmas quilt pattern:
The finished size of this quilt is approximately 36 x 44″. You will need:
- Dark Green, Medium Green, Cream- 3/4 yard each
- Red- 1 yard
- Backing fabric- 2 1/2 yards (42″ wide, seam running horizontal on quilt)
- Batting and usual quilting supplies
Cut the following:
- Dark Green- 20 rectangles, 4 1/2 x 8 1/2″
- Medium Green- 20 rectangles, 4 1/2 x 8 1/2″
- Red- 40 squares, 4 3/4″ AND 4 squares, 2 1/2″
- Cream- 40 squares, 4 3/4″
Sew red squares (4 3/4″) to medium green rectangles, to make 20 Flying Geese units and 40 HSTs, as described in tutorial.
Sew cream squares to dark green rectangles, to make 20 Flying Geese units and 40 HSTs, as described in tutorial.
Press the Flying Geese and HSTs. Trim the Flying Geese to 4 1/2 x 8 1/2″. Trim 72 of the HSTs to 2 1/2″ (you will have some leftover).
Sew the Flying Geese into blocks as shown below:
Sew the blocks into vertical rows (4 rows of 5 blocks each) as shown below:
Sew the rows together, alternating the direction of the Flying Geese units:
For the borders, sew the HSTs into 36 pairs like this:
Sew the pairs into 2 rows of 8, and 2 rows of 10:
Sew rows of 10 to sides of quilt (noting direction of units).
Sew the red squares (2 1/2″) to the ends of the remaining rows. Sew to top and bottom of quilt (noting direction of units).
Quilt as desired. Bind with red fabric.