Due North Cutie Quilt using Orleans fabric

My Due North Cutie pattern is so quick and fun to piece and quilt!

The flying geese were made using a Cutie Pack (16 fat eighths) of Orleans fabric with added background, sashing, and border fabric.  I have kits available, too!

Students have been asking, "But how did you quilt this?!?!"  Well....

Using white Konfetti cotton thread in the needle and white DecoBob in the bobbin, I meandered in the background of the flying geese.

If you are not a confident meanderer, I highly recommend taking my First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting online class.  Hint: I teach meandering in Lesson Seven.

Using the same white threads, I used the HQ Curvy Template to quilt the continuous curve/pumpkin seeds in the flying geese.  My next online class release will be all about using rulers/templates on a home or longarm machine, so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to stay in the know!

While waiting for that class to be released, whet your appetite for rulers by taking my Machine Quilting with Rulers online class with Annie's.

The gorgeous Orleans striped fabric in the extra wide sashing is a bold fabric and the stitching wasn't gong to show up well on it, regardless of what I did.  I  kept the white threads in the machine and stitched leaves and loops all through the sashings.

 The inner border from the same yellow stripe was my favorite part to quilt because RIBBON CANDY!!!

I teach ribbon candy quilting in the same First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting online course (Lesson Three).  

I switched threads when it was time to quilt the blue border -- to Tutti Stone in the needle and DecoBob gray in the bobbin -- and quilted the same leaves and loops as I stitched in the extra wide sashings.

This quilt was shockingly quick to piece and very fun to quilt.  

I want to make another Due North quilt, but which fabric should I use next?

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  • Janet Myers on

    As always, another masterpiece. This quilt is so striding.

  • Kathy Vanacoro on

    Love this one….great use of my Accuquilt die and for all my scraps too

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