July 18, 2019

Flight Plan Quilt Pattern | Modern Triangle Quilt Pattern

Flight Plan Quilt Pattern | Modern Triangle Quilt by Shannon Fraser Designs #trianglequilt #modernquiltpattern

She’s finally here! The Flight Plan quilt pattern is now available for instant PDF download!

I wasn’t sure if this pattern would see the light of day!

She was a long time in the making as I tested, tested and tested those templates some more, but you asked for her and so I stuck with it to deliver her to you!


The Flight Plan quilt pattern is now available for instant PDF download!

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FLIGHT PLAN QUILT PATTERN FEATURES


Geometrical Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #trianglequilt

The Flight Plan quilt pattern is perfect for getting your quilty groove on with triangles. They can be a little bit tricky with those bias edges, but I’ve got some great tips to see you through to quilted triangle success!

The pattern includes instructions for 3 different quilt sizes, including:
  • Baby
  • Lap
  • Throw
  • Templates already scaled to 100% to make printing a breeze.
  • Pattern is fat quarter and half-meter friendly, depending on the size you choose.
  • Multiple colourways to give you additional ideas and options.
  • Colouring page with fabric swatch placement sheet so you can plan your own fabrics and colours.
  • Step by step graphics to visualize how each stage of piecing should look.
  • Active hyperlinks throughout the pattern to take you to in-depth tutorials to help you if you need additional tips and guidance.
Plus, did I mention she's quick to piece? Gotta love a quick quilty win!


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GEOMETRICAL FLIGHT PLAN QUILT


Geometrical Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #trianglequilt #quiltsinthewild

You know when you have a fabric bundle sitting in your stash and you love it so much you’re waiting for the perfect project to come along to feature it in? Cause, you know, you don’t want to waste it on the wrong project, right? This was one of those projects! This Geometrical AGF Bundle-Up stack is just SO vibrant and bold. I know I love bold colour, but I must admit to wondering if I was going TOO bold. I then thought to myself “Shannon, go bold or go home” – ha! So, I went really bold and paired it with some deeply saturated colours to help everything really pop.

Geometrical AGF Bundle UP + Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernquilting

Geometrical Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #trianglequilt

DIY Quilt Label on Geometrical Flight Plan Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs #diy #quiltlabel

Here's what I love about this one – it shows off the fun of the pattern design and the versatility you can bring to it just with your fabric choices. This one is obviously super vibrant and colourful which suits my mood perfectly!

Oh, and that cute little quilt label? I make all of mine with the scraps from the quilt project. Here’s a tutorial on how to make your own too! 

Geometrical Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #trianglequilt #quilting

MATERIALS FEATURED


To make your own version of the Geometrical Flight Plan quilt, here’s a full run down of the materials and tools I used:

White Aurifil Thread for piecing 
Yellow 40wt Aurifil Thread for top quilting 
Orange 40wt Aurifil Thread for back quilting 
Ruler – this one makes marking lines a breeze 
Flight Plan Quilt Pattern – Throw size

Geometrical Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #trianglequilt #modernquiltpattern

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ROLLAKAN FLIGHT PLAN BABY QUILT


Rollakan Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernbabyquilt #quiltsinthewild

I’ve been lucky to play with Cathy Nordstrom’s fabrics before and they didn’t disappoint then and they didn’t disappoint this time either!

The Rollakan Collection is her first with FIGO Fabrics and after working on my Harvest Falls quilt and mini quilt for features in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine with it, I couldn’t get enough of this sweet retro collection. So, I decided to see if I could eek out enough from the leftover fabric to make a baby Flight Plan quilt. I’m so thrilled I tried it out, because it totally worked!

Rollakan Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernbabyquilt #babyquilt

Rollakan Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernbabyquilt #babyquilt #handquilted

Rollakan Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernbabyquilt #babyquilt

Even though it’s the same pattern, I love how different the feel of this one is. The prints are whimsical and soft with lots of femininity to them. I enhanced that feeling by entirely quilting it by hand. It took me quite awhile to get done, but just look at those yummy stitches – so worth the time invested!

This would make for the sweetest baby girl nursery or shower gift.

MATERIALS FEATURED


Here’s everything you’ll need to make your own:

Pearl cotton thread for quilting (here’s a list of shops to source these pretties)
Ruler – this one makes marking lines a breeze 
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MEOW FLIGHT PLAN QUILT



Meow Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltsinthewild #trianglequilt

Here is the original version I designed all the way back in 2017.

I had discovered the Meow collection from Riley Blakes and instantly thought of my SIL. This was a case of seeing a collection and then designing a pattern.

You can read more about the original version here but suffice it to say that I loved making it so much I needed to make some more!


Meow Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs  #trianglequilt

Meow Flight Plan Quilt | Modern Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs #trianglequilt

MATERIALS FEATURED


To make the Meow version, here’s what you’ll need:

Meow Dark Pink Yarn
Meow Gray Fish
Meow Pink Dot
Meow White Dot
50wt thread for piecing 
40wt thread #2410 for quilting 
Flight Plan Quilt Pattern - throw size

Note: Riley Blake has come out with a second line for this collection called Meow and Forever. You can see all the fun new prints here.

Meow Collection featured in Flight Plan Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs #rileyblakedesigns


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FLIGHT PLAN QUILTS IN THE WILD


My pattern testers always come up with the most amazing colourways for their test versions. Here’s just a few of the ones my testers sent me:

THE WILD WILD WEST


Flight Plan Quilt #babyquilt
Photo courtesy of Melva Love Scraps 

Melva’s incorporated some truly fantastic prints and colours in her baby Flight Plan quilt and I just love how she captured this shot with those streams in the sky!

SWEET & NOSTALGIC



Flight Plan Quilt #babyquilt
Photo courtesy of A Little Patchwork 

Ange has such a eye for the most adorable prints. I honestly don’t know how she does it to find just the cutest fabrics for little girls! How cute are those little deer and chicketies!

TROPICAL GETAWAY




Flight Plan Quilt #babyquilt
Photo courtesy of mgjbtx 

That’s totally what Jocelyn’s fun Kaffe Fasset prints have me yearning for – a day on the beach sipping Pina coladas!

OCEAN WAVES




Flight Plan Quilt #babyquilt
Photo courtesy of rcwfam 

Colette’s gorgeous blue, green and aqua palette paired against that sandy neutral background reminds me of the different colours you see in ocean waves. I think I need a day at the beach!

SALT WATER TAFFY



Flight Plan Quilt #babyquilt
Photo courtesy of Homemade Emily Jane 

Emily’s got great quilty style and I think it’s hilarious that we’ve both made baby Flight Plan quilts featuring different FIGO Fabrics collections. Emily has featured the Salt Wind collection by Emily Taylor and the colours and theme behind the designs have me thinking about salt water taffy. Too fun!

A special shout out to my very trusty and helpful testers. My goal is always to design a pattern that is easy to follow and helps you achieve quilty success and I couldn’t do that without them.

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MEANING BEHIND FLIGHT PLAN QUILT PATTERN


This pattern holds a special place in my heart as I initially designed it for my SIL for a milestone birthday she was celebrating. The fact that so many of you loved it as well and wanted to make your very own was the cherry on top!

This pattern is all about following your own instincts and following the beat of your own drum. Too often I hear the ones I love feeling stuck because they want to pursue something that is dear to their soul but worry about letting down a friend, a parent or a partner. And when everyone seems to be going in one direction and all you feel is being pulled in the opposite direction – towards an idea, a passion, a curiosity – there’s nothing wrong in pursuing it. Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. So, when something is calling you to pursue it, I take that as a sign it should be explored.

Going against the path that others expect for us (or, what we think they expect of us) can be really challenging. I remember when I had finished Cegep (yup, that was eons ago!) and I decided I wanted to pursue cooking school, my mum was horrified. Horrified that I wasn’t going to university. Horrified that I was limiting myself. What she didn’t get was that this is what kept calling to me. And this is where I’m so thrilled my mum raised me to be independent (and the stubborn Fraser trait didn’t hurt either 😉), I stuck to my guns and went to cooking school. In the end, it’s how I supported myself through university and I picked up a lifelong skill that serves to me this day.

Moral of the story, I could have listened to my mum and followed what she wanted, but I bet you I wouldn’t be where I am today. We all have a path and isn’t part of the fun figuring it all out?

So, this pattern is the encouragement to pursue that idea, passion or curiosity to see where it will lead. You never know where you may just end up!

Follow the Flight Plan quilt pattern layout or play around and find a layout that suits your individual ‘flight plan’ 😉

Keep an eye out on Instagram for some fun surprises coming your way!

Happy quilting!

xo
Shannon

PS I’ll be knocking both the Geometrical and Rollakan quilts off my Q3 2019 FAL list 😊 

PPS I'm so excited to finally have these pretties done I've linked up with Meadow Mist Design for my Favorite Finish this month!
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6 comments:

  1. Oh Shannon, I do love this quilt so much. I saved it because I just must make it. I love all of the versions of this quilt you have made. Each is beautiful and makes the fabrics happy and perfect.
    Thank you so much for this give away and the chance to win.

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    1. Aw, I’m so thrilled you love this design, Rosemary! And the fact that you get a happy feeling from it, is just music to my ears. After all, isn’t that what quilting should be all about?! Good luck!

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  2. This is truly beautiful. I love all the versions of this quilt.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Lisa! It’s been really fun seeing how different the quilt can look just by changing up the fabrics you select. Love that!

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  3. Nice quilt! I enjoy seeing the different versions too. And it’s fun to read about the meaning behind the quilt. Nice work. 😁

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol! It’s the one thing about quilting that I adore – seeing everyone’s different take on the same pattern. Gives us a chance to show off our own flair!

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