Infrastructure Week 3 - Row 2

I hope everyone had a successful row 1 and picked up some good tips on fussy cutting and piecing techniques.  Week 3 is all about flying geese and more flying geese but thankfully Christa has included in a the pattern Fast Flying Geese instructions. (To read more about Row 1 click here.)

Infrastructure - superior solids

If you're following along with solids this week we're using Charcoal, Tomato Red, Tangerine and Squash.  Charcoal is the background and the color solids make the geese.

Infrastructure Row 2 fabrics

When you've completed the cutting instructions all the small squares will be in the dark grey and all the larger squares will be in the red and oranges.

Infrastructure Row 2 Units

After all the units are cut it's time to make some flying geese.  Christa has a detail tutorial on her blog for how to make Fast Flying Geese.  This was the first time I'd used this method to make geese and I'm hooked.  I love that there is minimal waste and that they are easy to chain piece.

Infrastructure Row 2 Piecing

After your geese are made and trimmed up to size piece them into columns of three with red on top, the lightest orange on the bottom and the other orange in the middle creating an gradation or ombre effect.  With the Fast Flying Geese method the points on the geese came out near perfect and I couldn't be more pleased with how easy it was.

Infrastructure Row 2 Geese

Once the columns are completed sew the columns together side by side to complete Row 2!  Don't worry if you don't complete Row 2 all in this week next week's row is super easy strip piecing.

Infrastructure Row 2

Giveaway time!  Both Christa and I love modern quilting and are excited to have Make Modern Magazine as a sponsor for the quilt along.  The wonderful ladies at Make Modern Magazine are offering a free 6 month subscription to they e-zine.  Make Modern features great projects and articles each month with a focus on contemporary to modern quilts by modern quilt designers, teachers and makers.  I have had a couple quilts featured in Make Modern: Focus Frame and Optics.  Anyone following along with the quilt along can enter to win even if you are not making an Infrastructure quilt.

Leaving a comment below is the only way to be eligible to win.  This will be the same for each week's giveaway.  Comments made Monday through Friday will be entered into a random drawing so please be sure to leave your name and email address where you can be contact if you win.  Comments without contact information will not be eligible for prize(s).  The winner will be announced the following Monday in our weekly quilt along post.
**CONGRATULATIONS** to Joan for being our week 2 winner!!  She loves Benartex fabric and is looking forward to working with their Superior Solids.

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"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.  Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality." Rom 12:9-13


  1. Love your choice of solids. I have several good size scraps in bright jewel tones from a quilt I am finishing and I think they would be perfect for this quilt.

  2. I love seeing this quilt come together. On my to do list.

  3. i like seeing two different methods of creating flying geese.

  4. It is great to see this quilt grow in two different ways. Thanks

  5. Modern quilting is so amazing to me and using all solids to make this quilt gives it a punchy edge!
    I enjoyed the tutorial on Flying Geese and how to perfect it!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  6. I am really enjoying following along with this quilt along, although these flying geese are kinda kicking my butt �� apparently my cutting/sewing is not as accurate as I thought. I would love to get Make Modern for monthly inspiration!

  7. Thank you for the wonderful guidance. Your instructions are super.

  8. This is my first row quilt, and I am having fun and learning a lot!

  9. Love your bold solid colors of your quilt!

  10. Always love your quilts. Looking forward to your QuiltCon class.

  11. I've just found you on Instagram. Love this quilt!

  12. Wonderful quilt. I look forward to making it at a later date.


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