Riley Blake Project Tour · The Smitten Chicken

Destinations Project Tour with Riley Blake Designs

Welcome to my stop on the Destinations Project Tour with Riley Blake Designs. I love these Destination panels by the Anderson Design Group. My family and I love to travel so these are right up my alley! If you remember I made up a NYC quilt with a NYC panel. I also created a pattern using this panel. I used the same pattern for this quilt! This pattern works with ANY panel! You can find the pattern here.

Confetti Cottons with New England panel

This time we took a little trip to my neighborhood, New England! I live outside of NYC which puts us in New England! Growing up in Idaho I had no idea that parts of New England are suburbs of NYC. But this is where we have called home for over 8 years. So this New England panel is perfect!

Confetti Cottons

I chose these Confetti Cottons to coordinate with the panel. I used Riley White, Riley Red, Riley Navy and Peacock. See my quilt pattern for fabric requirements. I thought this gave it a bit of a patriotic look to the quilt. New England is so historical and integral in creating the United States of America.

Flying Geese with the pressing dream team!

I assembled the flying geese first. Just like in the NYC pattern, I only used one accent flying geese. The red matched the panel so well! I think the one accented flying geese gives it a modern feel.

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

I also used what I call the pressing dream team to assemble my flying geese. I use my Oliso iron for all my pressing needs. Then I place my Riley Blake Designs clapper on top for a minute or so. I have such flat flying geese! I love this combo. If you haven’t tried these out, give it a shot!

Fork Pins

Once I have all of my flying geese assembled, I need to stitch them together. I do this by using FORK PINS!!! These are the best! They hold both sides of the seam while stitching. I have such better points while I’m using these. Which means less unpicking with my seam ripper. If you haven’t tried fork pins, give them a try!

New England quilt

Nothing says New England more to me than a forested area by a beach! We have one close to our house. This is where all the boats dock. I love this place! It is perfect for a little photoshoot!

Uncle Sam Blossoms Fabric

I used Christopher Thompson’s Uncle Sam Blossom for the backing on this quilt. It is so patriotic and the perfect basic! I LOVE it! This is the same print I used as my background on my EPP stars table topper.

New England Quilt

I did straight line quilting on this quilt. My lines are 1 inch apart. I used my BERNINA 770 QE with a walking foot to quilt this up. I also used my favorite Aurifil thread. I used 2021 which is just the right shade of white to match my background fabric and the backing!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

Thanks for stopping by! If you would like to see more of what I’m up to you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and subscribe to my new YouTube channel.

Chirp Out!


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