Dragonflies in Flight


This stunning quilt is evocative of a forest, as dragonflies ascend toward the sunlight streaming through branches overhead. Despite its complex appearance, this quilt is quite achievable.  The mystery lies in strip-piecing 3 palettes of 2.5 inch strips to form the colorful backdrop for the dragonflies’ ascent.   

Let your imagination soar as the magic unfolds . . .  

Dragonflies in Flight is the first in the “Whole Is Greater” series of designs by Cat Nix.  What is the ‘Whole is Greater’ series about?  I proudly proclaim: I’m a fabri-holic.  I share the opinion of many quilters that, when it comes to fabric . . . more is definitely MORE! The more fabrics I bring into in a quilt design, the happier I become!  Through the marriage of design and color, the viewer is invited to look beyond the beauty of the composition as a whole to explore the subtle nuances that lie within the quilt itself.  The composition encompasses every patch, every stitch;  from center to edge.  Dragonflies in Flight is a stunning illustration of the “Whole” being “Greater than” the sum of its parts.

A Quilt is not a quilt until it quilted.  Many, many thanks to Shawn Leighton & Cathy Upchurch for making “Dragonflies in Flight” look so good!

Quilt Size: From 74 x 88 Inches 


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Every effort is made to present a well written, well illustrated, quilter-friendly pattern.  Pattern includes: Cover Page, Yardage Information, Color illustrations & diagrams, & written instruction specific to the making of "Dragonflies in Flight". 

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner Quilter

Fabric Requirements


• Strip Piecing

• Lapped Border Instruction

• Binding Instruction

Useful Items:

Rulers: creative grids™ recommended

  1. 6 in. x 24 in. Ruler (CGR24)

• 1 Yard fusible webbing for applique

• 1/4 in Presser Foot with guide