Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Flock of Geese Quilt and Quilter's Planner 2018

As you probably have seen around the internet and social media, the Quilter's Planner 2018 (affiliate link), is now available for pre-order!

I have been involved since the first planner (back in 2016) and have enjoyed seeing it grow and improve each year.  New this year:

  1. Shipping costs will be included in the pricing.
  2. The planner will include 4 pages of stickers!
  3. Quilt patterns will be in a separate magazine.

Speaking of patterns, I actually have two contributions to the Quilter's Planner this year; a quilt pattern called Flock of Geese and a monthly sampler quilt pattern (I will be posting about the sampler quilt next week).

Flock of Geese is a modern take on the traditional Birds in the Air quilt block.  I had an idea for a teal, green, blue, and yellow color palette and started pulling fabric options from my stash.  

I assembled the quilt top with the blocks on-point, giving a different look to the traditional Birds in the Air design.  I quilted Flock of Geese with randomly spaced diagonal lines to form a cross-hatch pattern using Aurifil 50 wt in white (color 2024). The diagonal lines are in a variety of spaciongs from about 3/8" to 1".  I like the texture the quilting gives, but I must admit that it was very time consuming.

Photograph by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter, taken for The Quilter's Planner 2018 @thequiltersplanner

 Photograph by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter, taken for The Quilter's Planner 2018 @thequiltersplanner

Photograph by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter, taken for The Quilter's Planner 2018 @thequiltersplanner

I use my 2017 planner to schedule my blog posts, organize my to-do lists, and manage my work, home, and quilting calendar. It really is an indispensable tool for managing my life (and pretty stylish too)!

The Quilter’s Planner (8″ x 10″) features:

  • 8″ x 10″ planner, 240 pages
  • Weekly and monthly calendar pages
  • Project planning pages and project at-a-glance pages
  • 12 monthly blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Cheryl Brickey NEW!
  • A companion full-color glossy magazine with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers NEW!
  • 4 pages of planner stickers by 2018 Featured Artist Alison Glass  NEW!
  • Laminated cover and colorful tabs designed by Alison Glass  NEW!
  • 15 coloring pages designed by Alison Glass  NEW!
  • To-do lists galore
  • Photography of the 14 included patterns by Kitty Wilkin
  • Deadline planning pages
  • Bee block & swap projects planner
  • Yearly goals planning Page
  • In-depth reference section with cutting measurements and yardage planner
  • Fabric chart from Andover Fabrics featuring Alison Glass fabrics  NEW!
  • Measurement chart for personal garment sewing  NEW!
  • Lots of graph paper and blank drawing paper
  • Pocket on the inside back cover

QP Mini (5″ x 7″) features:

  • Small 5″ x 7″ 80-page book that fits nicely in your bag
  • Undated daily planning pages with to-do lists, appointments and shopping lists is the perfect companion to the full-sized Quilter’s Planner
  • Meal planning and grocery lists to take on-the-go  NEW!!
  • Graph paper and blank pages for sketching or jotting down notes
  • Projects-at-a-glance pages so you can keep your full list of ongoing projects with you
  • Project planning pages so you can easily keep notes on your project and what you need to buy, to bring with you to the quilt shop


For U.S. pre-orders, you can pre-order the 2018 Quilter’s Planner or 2018 Quilter’s Planner bundle now! If you are an international reader, the Fat Quarter Shop has pre-orders with international shipping.

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  1. Cheryl, love your modern layout for the traditional birds in the air block! What a great scrap buster! Kitty's photography is always stunning!

  2. It's a beautiful quilt Cheryl and your fabric choices are wonderful.

  3. Your quilt is wonderful! I am so looking forward to all of the patterns being in a "magazine" separate from the planner itself!

  4. Just love this quilt Cheryl. Very pretty.

  5. This is a fantastic design and I love the texture you added with the quilting; it was time well spent. I'm very excited to see all the updates for 2018. The planner gets better every year and it's really exciting to know you have several designs featured in it for next year!

  6. love your choice of colors and the layout. very striking.

  7. The colors in the quilt are spot, refreshing and beautiful!

  8. Cheryl, Beautiful job taking a traditional subject and making it modern. Lovely choice of colors!

  9. Your quilts are always wonderful and this one is no exception. Gorgeous!

  10. Love the quilt, modern vibrant colours, clean and crisp, and what a setting too. Beautiful.

  11. Gorgeous quilt and a fantabulous photo shoot, as always! The quilt planner looks awesome this year!

  12. A beautiful quilt. I've been drooling over the planner, but just haven't made myself push the order button.

  13. Oh, I agree about that wonderful quilt. It's so refreshing, cool, beautiful and beauty. I'd love to see the pattern also when it comes out. I do hope you are planning on doing so. Plus, I wonder what's the line of fabric next to the planner in the very first picture? It's gorgeous and I'd love to have a set of it. Thank you so much for sharing all this info.

    1. Thanks Rosebud! The pattern of Flock of Geese will be included with the planner. As for the fabric line, that is one of Alison Glass's fabric lines (not sure which one but she always has the most beautiful rainbow of colors).

  14. Gorgeous quilt design Cheryl! I pre-ordered my planner and cannot wait to see all the new features!

  15. WOW. I love the colors in your quilt and the design. You really found some great staging props to show it off too. They look like magazine covers.

  16. Beautiful quilt. And those photographs are just amazing!

  17. Lovely quilt design and I love the quilting!


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