Flying Geese Quilt Examples
Quilt Blocks Made with Flying Geese
- Flying Dutchman Quilt Block Pattern
- Sawtooth Star with Patchwork Center
- Flying in Circles Quilt Block Pattern
The units for flying geese quilts can be made in several ways:
- Using a quick-pieced flying geese method where squares are sewn to the corners of rectangles. After sewing, the outermost portion of each joined square and rectangle is sliced away, leaving the triangle we see at the edge of a geese unit and a pair of unused small triangles.
- Using rotary cutting techniques and/or templates to cut shapes and sew individual pieces together to create a flying geese unit.
- By foundation (paper) piecing the geese, a popular method for these units, especially when you're working small.
- By sewing four small squares to a larger square, a method that produces four flying geese, but no wasted fabric.
Number 4 is the no-waste geese method explained in this tutorial
Initially, I wasn't a huge fan of the no-waste method flying geese method, and I still use the other quick-pieced technique when I need just a couple of geese, when I'm adding geese-like triangles to the ends of longer bars, or when I'm using small pieces of scrappy fabric. But the no-waste method is perfect when you need lots of geese -- it truly is easy, and very accurate.