Free pattern: Pathways

May 21, 2024


Searching for the perfect gift for that special grad in your life? Look no further! The Pathways free quilt pattern is a timeless design that will result in a quilt they’ll cherish for years to come. Featuring a center block swirling with arrows surrounded by Flying Geese in every direction, it’s the perfect way to commemorate this significant life passage!

Pro tip: Add a special touch by using the graduate’s school colors in the quilt.

Free pattern: Pathways - full view of Pathways quilt pattern

Quilt dimensions

Finished size: 77 1/2″ x 77 1/2″

Finished blocks: 13 1/2″

Free pattern: Pathways - Pathways pattern displayed on a chair

Quilting and finishing tips

  • Layer and baste together the backing, batting and quilt top.
  • Refer to the quilting placement diagram in the PDF. Quilt curved lines in the Nine-Patches and diagonal straight lines connecting the Nine-Patches as shown. Quilt diagonal bands of curliques through E patches as shown. Quilt straight lines in the Flying Geese large Trainges and curliques in the small triangles as shown. Quilt straight lines and swirls in the center block as shown. Qiilt woven straight lines in the borders as shown.
  • Bind the quilt.

Free pattern: Pathways - zoomed in image of Pathways pattern center block

Free pattern: Pathways - zoomed in image of Pathways quilt pattern flying geese

Need more inspiration for quilting designs? Two other great options for this type of pattern are Curlicue Hearts and Swirls.

Pathways quilt pattern was designed by Sharon Wasteney and machine quilted by Stacie Spradlin.

Additional APQS blog resources

For more information about attaching boarders, read How to attached borders to a quilt top.

For more information about cutting, read the 10 tips for quick cutting.