I have two quilts featured in the latest edition of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine. The first was my Louisville Spirit quilt which I talked about previously. The second quilt was my Flamingo Stampede quilt!
Generally, the big brains who pick the patterns that run in the magazine put out a call for submissions around a theme. This edition of the magazine was “birds”. Now… let’s all pause for a moment because I want you to think about what kind of quilt comes to mind when I say “birds”. Well…. what popped up in your brain?
Bird houses? Birds in the Air block? Bird applique? Flying Geese? How about a Flamingo Stampede? Yep, that’s where my brain went, too. 🙂
Here is the Flamingo Stampede quilt and it made the peek a boo window on the cover of the magazine! Have you ever seen a flock of flamingos get spooked? They go every which way and it is a blur of pink feathers and long legs! I chose a group of pink solids and a simple piecing method that relies on flippy corners instead of paper piecing to get the every which way look of the central blocks.
Order the Flamingo Stampede Quilt Kit!
The LOQ Flamingo Stampede Quilt Kit highlights the Painter’s Palette Solids collection designed by Paintbrush Studio.
The quilt kit includes the pattern, featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine, as well as all of the yardage required to create the quilt top and binding.
But do take a look at that outside flamingo leg border. Don’t you love it? Again, it is super simple- rectangles and flippy corners to the rescue! I absolutely LOVE borders that have high impact but are easy peasy to piece. I designed and quilted this beauty and my good friend Melanie Peterson pieced it for me.
You can buy the pattern for the Flamingo Stampede quilt as a downloadable from the Quilting Daily site if you’d like!
Also… do you know what a gathering of flamingos is called? The Google machine just told me it is a “Flamboyance”. How awesome is that? See, you get quilting knowledge and biology all wrapped up for you in a bow here at Quilted Joy. 🙂 This is a flamboyant quilt that celebrates a Flamboyance!