Serendipity block 5

Flying Geese Block 2a


Serendipity block 5 is ready to download.

The center block from the quilt can be ordered on my site at the pattern shop or at

I have been busy working on a quilt for my daughter who is having knee replacement surgery in August, just 3 months after having her right knee done.  She is amazing!!  She reminded me in May that she is the only child who has never had a quilt from me.  I felt bad about that.  And now seems like the perfect opportunity to put one together for her.  She is such a sweet young woman and always cheerful despite physical challenges.   So I wanted to put together a quilt that would be fairly quick to sew (so I can send it to her before her surgery) and also pretty.  Now, it’s a fact that I’m in love with Variable stars, as evidenced by this year’s BOM, but I’m not such a fan of triangles.  So I decided to use Jodi Barrows’ square in a square method for a quilt called Triangle Galaxy and it was really easy and really fun.   Here it is sans borders:

Robyn Quilt


There are, I think, 24 triangles in each square and I didn’t have to fiddle with a single one!  Lovely.  I find that I tend to sew with a generous 1/4-inch seam, so my blocks (for just about every pieced quilt I do) end up smaller than the pattern says.  So, for instance, these blocks should have measured 11-1/2″ square, but each one only measured 11″ square.  I’m just glad that they were all consistent. lol  I even tend to shrink blocks when paper-piecing!  How is that possible?!  It’s a gift, I guess, or at least some quirk of my own that I’ve learned to embrace.  I’m going to big stitch quilt it and even found the thread I’m going to use at my LQS Bolts in the Bathtub.  It’s a wonderful gold-colored perle cotton, probably about a size 5, maybe 8.  And if that doesn’t work, I bought some size 12 DMC perle cotton in black.  I’m hoping the gold will work though.

Take care,


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie Hale says:

    Thank you for the latest pattern! Love the quilt you’re making for your daughter. Hope her surgery goes well!

    1. cburdy says:

      Thank you, Jackie. If this surgery goes anything like the last one, it will be a piece of cake!

  2. Irene Raby says:

    My sister-in-law is also having knee surgery in Aug. I hope both surgeries go well and that both recover quickly. Your daughter’s quilt is lovely. And the new block is, as well.

    1. cburdy says:

      Thanks, Irene. I hope your sister-in-law is up and running in no time!

  3. vivoaks says:

    I just went back to the post on August 1st for block 5 of the Serendipity quilt, but when I clicked on it, block #1 came up…. I don’t see where anyone else commented about it. That’s just weird… So where can I find block 5?

    1. cburdy says:

      I’ll check it out and let you know. Thanks for giving me the heads up!

    2. cburdy says:

      It was just poor planning on my part. It’s no. 5 of the quilt, but considered no. 1 of the 4 Flying geese blocks that each have a different applique. I’m so sorry for the confusion.

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