So excited to announce that my pattern Flight School is now available!
The original version was made as a gift for a friend who is a pilot and was having a baby girl. It was done with all sorts of crazy improv measuring and fitting. As much as everyone loved it, there was no way it was becoming a pattern. There is not enough paper in the world to explain that process!
Then, thanks to a great suggestion from a friend to use pieced appliqué on the flight paths; I tried it again with a much more calculated approach and…Wa-la! It seemed to just click into place.
The pattern involves paper piecing 11 airplanes (I know that scares some people but trust me when I say it is the easiest paper piecing you will ever do), assembling them into a finished top following my carefully mapped out diagram (no collisions here), and then adding the flight paths using pieced appliqué. I also included instructions for raw edge appliqué if you’re not up for the challenge, but I really love the finished look of no raw edges.
If you’re feeling intimidated when it’s time to start, I recommend making one airplane and piecing it into a throw pillow. You’ll feel much more confident after you’ve done it once!
Thanks for your support and happy sewing!