Flying Geese UnitsThe instructions assume you will assemble the Flying Geese units using the easy tip method described on the Quilting web site. Cutting and assembly instructions will differ if you choose another technique.
Flying Dutchman Quilt Block Cutting Chart
- White on White Fabric: sixteen 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares
- Bright Fabric #1: four 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles
- Bright Fabric #2: four 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles
Cutting/Sewing Option: If you prefer, make the Flying Geese using the no-waste method.
Assemble the Flying Dutchman Quilt Block
- Pair each bright rectangle with two WOW squares. Sew a square to each end of a rectangle to create a geese unit. Sizes and colors differ for this pattern, but my standard Flying Geese instructions show you how.
- Repeat, sewing a square to each end of the remaining bright rectangles.
- Sew two geese units together as shown above, placing the unit you wish to be on the outer edges of the block on top. Repeat, making three more identical units.
- Sew two of the new units together, placing one on the left with the center points of bright prints pointing upwards, and one on the right with the center points of bright prints pointing right. Repeat to make a second identical unit.
- Press new seam allowances towards the long edge of the bright triangle pointing right.
- Sew the two new units together as shown above, taking care to align them so that points of geese spin in a clockwise direction. Press.