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After being unable to work due to illness, my mother pestered me into sewing a quilt. It soon became an obsession and I have now been sewing since April 2012.

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Swift Wreath

from Nightingale Quilts
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Swift Wreath
Swift Wreath
Swift Wreath
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Swift Wreath
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Swift Wreath

Pattern Description:

The Swift Wreath pattern was inspired by the swifts that pass through on their way from Southern Australia on their migration to south east Asia and up to Russia.

I"ve watched their ducking and diving for insects my whole life and this pattern is meant to reflect their wings bent back and swooping through after a bug.

The pattern includes instructions on the constructions of half square triangles (HST) and flying geese, for those that may not have made them before.

It is a quick project that would look lovely in a child's bedroom, in Christmas fabric as a 'wreath", or as a welcoming wall hanging in the living room.

If you have any questions, suggestions, need help or just want to say hi, my email address is nightingalequilts@gmail.com, my instagram is @nightingalequilts (I'm there all day if you need any question answered) and my blog is nightingalequilts.blogspot.com.au

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32" x 32"


  • 5" x WOF strip in each colour
  • 3/4 yard white/background fabric
  • 3 1/2 strips of WOF x 2 1/2" of binding fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • quilters ruler
  • square ruler (not necessary, but helpful)
  • rotary cutter

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