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August 14, 2021
Science, Baby! quilt pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts

I am so thrilled to introduce you to my newest quilt pattern called Science, Baby! This pattern will be published in the 2022 Quilter’s Planner, and it’s got some awesome science in it, even if it doesn’t look like it at first glance! Before I tell you all about that, though, I have to tell you a little bit about how the design process.

I’ve had patterns in the 2019 and 2020 editions of the planner, and so when Lorinda, the owner, contacted me about a pattern for next year’s edition, I was super excited ...

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April 1, 2021
Helix: a DNA paper piecing pattern! from Flying Parrot Quilts

I am, of course, fond of all of my quilts and quilt patterns, but you guys, I am really especially pleased with this one. Introducing Helix, a paper piecing pattern for wallhangings in two sizes featuring DNA, the fundamental molecule of life on Earth!

Helix DNA quilt by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts |

I have been thinking about a DNA quilt for a very long time—not long after I started thinking a lot about science quilts, which was not long after I started thinking a lot about quilts in general, but somehow it never got made. I got hung up on the curves and the thought that I ...

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May 25, 2020
Stupendous Stethoscopes Pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m finally releasing a pattern that has been in the works for some time! Meet Stupendous Stethoscopes, a traditionally pieced quilt pattern that joins my other science quilt patterns! This pattern is available as a PDF pattern (EU customers please use this link) or as a printed paper version.

The stethoscopes in this pattern are traditionally pieced—no paper piecing or templates required! Each block is 9″ x 16″, and the pattern includes instructions for three different quilt sizes (lap, shown above, as well as twin and queen sizes), plus single blocks so you can turn these into a ...

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