The Monarch Flight Quilt is a new pattern from Oh Sew Brooke. I’ve been doing some pattern testing for quilty friends in the first part of the year and feel I am off to a great start with this one!
One of my goals in signing up to do these testing projects was to sew through more of my stash. It’s not exactly out of control (yet), but it does need to be used. Not only did I finally use some much-loved prints to make my Monarch Flight Quilt top, but I I think used them in different combinations than I might have if I was working on a project that was strictly for myself. So it was a good way to get a bit out of my sewing comfort zone.
The pattern itself was super fun, with a strong geometric design. (I love that pretty banding that separates the middle from the border.) It has a perfect balance of repetition and variety, two keys to a successful finish (i.e. cutting and piecing fairly quickly, while keeping your interest). There aren’t any quilts with a centered motif like this in my personal collection, so I’m excited to get this quilted and bound and into use.