Loominous Windows


Loominous Windows

Loominous Windows
Loominous Windows

The Loominous Windows quilt pattern combines vibrant fat quarters and classic flying geese blocks. The flying geese blocks create dynamic movement, a hallmark of this popular technique. Each fat quarter is strategically cut to maximize fabric usage and form the flying geese components, saving you time. These blocks are then assembled in a repeating pattern, evoking the organized yet free-spirited nature of migrating birds. The interplay of colors and geometric precision results in a stunning quilt that is both traditional and contemporary, perfect for adding a touch of homemade charm to any space.


Materials List

  • Lists:

    • 20 assorted fat quarters (I used Anna Maria Horner’s Loominous line. I used each fat quarter as an accent and as the background fabric.)

    • Fabric for binding – ½ yard

    • Backing – 3 ¼ yards

    • Batting – 52” x 64” piece

    • Coordinating thread for piecing

    • Thread for quilting

  • Accessories:

    • Basic sewing supplies

    • Rotary cutter

    • Cutting mat

    • Quilting ruler

    • Washable glue with a fine tip or pins

    • Iron

    • ¼“ foot

    • Even feed foot (optional)


Background fabric (cut 20 from assorted fat quarters):

  • 2 – 3 ½” x 2” rectangles
  • 4 – 3 ½” x 3 ½” squares
  • 1 – 3 ½” x 6 ½” rectangle
  • 1 – 7 ½” x 7 ½” square
Accent fabric (cut 20 from assorted fat quarters):
  • 1 – 3 ½” x 3 ½” square
  • 4 – 4” squares

Making the blocks:
Note: Use a ¼” seam allowance unless otherwise noted.

Flying Geese (four at a time method):

  1. Draw a diagonal line across the back of one of the 4” accent fabric squares.

  2. Place the 4” squares on top of the larger 7 ½” x 7 ½” square with right sides together.

  3. Stitch with a scant ¼” seam with the ¼” foot along either side of the diagonal line. Cut apart of the diagonal line and press towards the accent fabric.

  4. Place a 4” square on the geese unit as show and stitch using a scant ¼’ seam along either side of the diagonal line. Cut along the center diagonal and press towards the accent fabric.

  5. Trim geese units to 3 ½” x 6 ½”.

Piecing the rest of the block:

  1. Stitch a 3 ½” x 2” background piece to either side of the 3 ½” x 3 ½” accent square. Press towards the background fabric.

  2. Stitch the 3 ½” x 6” strip on top of the unit. Press towards the background fabric.

  3. Stitch a flying geese unit to either side of the center block. Press towards the center.

  4. Stitch a 3 ½” x 3 ½” background fabric square to either side of the remaining flying geese units. Press away from the center.

Piecing the quilt:

  1. Lay out the blocks as shown in the diagram. Pin or glue and sew blocks into rows. Press seams in opposite directions for each row.

  2. Sew the rows together, nesting seams to form the quilt top.

  3. Baste the top, batting and backing together to form a quilt sandwich.

  4. Quilt as desired. I used the even feed foot to quilt organic wavy vertical lines.

  5. Your project is finished! If you love this tutorial, be sure to check out Janome.com for even more inspiration.

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