The August 2024 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting (APQ) is LIVE, again exploring the conversation on modern vs. traditional quilting! This is our fourth out of six and we are so happy with how it worked out once again.

For this issue, I asked Emily Dennis of QUILTY LOVE to join me. Emily is known for her crisp, clean designs and contemporary use of color. We decided to use Flying Geese units to create our quilts, and Emily’s version even made the APQ cover! Congrats Emily… it looks so good! You will most definitely want to check out Emily’s Instagram account… oh my gosh, this lady is prolific and it feels like she is starting a new quilt every day [I’m sure that is not true, but it sure feels that way]. She is such an inspiration.

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I LOVE LOVE flying geese. I know opinions about flying geese vary from quilter to quilter, but I am 100% in the “LOVE THEM” camp. So it didn’t take much convincing when Emily suggested them as our block. I knew right away that I was going to use oranges with hints of cream and grey for a soft mellow quilt that would work for many occasions.

If you follow me, you will know that I also LOVE orange and never shy away from it… especially if it’s my soft “butterscotch-y” orange that I design and add to collections as often as I can.


Finished Quilt: 54 3/4″ x 65″
Fabrics are from the HARVEST MOON and DENIM & DAISIES [coming August 2024] collections, as well as orange additions from FRUIT COCKTAIL, ALL HALLOWS EVE, PUMPKINS & BLOSSOMS, and even a few from my “deep stash”. It was quilted by Susan Vaughan of @thefeltedpear with a soft feathery pantograph.



@emily_dennis_ on Instagram

“A lot of my inspiration comes from traditional quilting. I absolutely love admiring traditional designs and figuring out how I can give them a modern twist”, says Emily in our interview in APQ.

Her version is set in a vibrant modern setting with the flying geese being both on point and irregular. I love the movement this design creates!

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The APQ August 2024 issue is available now. Be sure to pick up your copy at your local quilt shop, at major newsstands, or digitally from the American Patchwork & Quilting website.

In addition to the patterns for both flying geese quilt versions, this issue includes a helpful article on ‘5 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR FLYING GEESE UNITS’. Be sure to read through those if you struggle with your flying geese units!


As a reminder, this is the 4th installment for APQ. Here are links to the first 3 blog posts in case you missed them:



I hope you enjoy the article and find new inspiration! Stay tuned as we continue ALL YEAR LONG on the Modern vs. Traditional Conversations with APQ.

Happy Sewing!


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