Flying Geese was inspired by the traditional American quilt block of the same name.
I love the colours and shapes used in traditional quilts, they share a common purpose to crochet blankets and so there is a crossover between the 2 crafts.
It is claimed Flying Geese quilts were hung on washing lines as part of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code; the Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes used by American slaves to escape the southern states where slavery was legal to the free northern states and Canada in the north.
The points of the triangles (Geese) pointed in the direction that the slaves should travel on their secret journey north.
Even if this is just a myth, it’s nice to imagine that a quilt could not only be comfort against the cold but also helpful as tool against slavery.
Flying Geese measures 47 x 57 inches and is made with a Merino Wool/Silk blend of yarn, giving the blanket a subtle sheen, and soft luxurious feel.
The yarn was hand dyed with natural plant dyes, so please keep the blanket out of direct sunlight to avoid fading.
Handwash in hand hot water using a dishwashing detergent, if its too hot for your hands its too hot for the wool.
Flying Geese was made as the sample for the pattern which features in my book Rainbow Crochet Blankets