Make Quick Pieced Flying GeeseThe next unit you'll need is commonly called Flying Geese. Like half-square triangle units, there are lots of way to assemble the geese. This method is quick and simple--and perfect for scrappy quilts. You'll sew the units in a couple of different color value combinations.
- Gather the four lightest rectangles and eight medium squares. Draw a line from corner to corner on the reverse of each square.
- Align a medium square with the end of a light rectangle, right sides together and diagonal line as shown above. Sew on the line.
- Trim away the excess fabric past the line, leaving an approximate 1/4" seam allowance. Press to set the seam.
- Flip the end triangle right side up, pressing the seam allowance towards the rectangle. Repeat, sewing another medium square to the opposite side.
- Make a total of eight units that combine your medium light and medium fabrics.
Now Combine the Dark Fabrics
- Make two more units in the same way, but this time use the dark fabric squares and rectangles.
- Sew the dark geese units together lengthwise with a 1/4" seam allowance, their wide triangles pointing towards each other. Press the seam allowance either direction.