Assemble the Quilt Top
- Press each column. Measure each through its vertical midpoint. Ideally, all columns should be the same height, but they're likely a little different.
- Add the three column heights together and divide by three. Cut two narrower border strips and two wider border strips that length.
- Arrange the three block columns with the two narrow strips separating them. Place the wider strips on the left and right edges of the quilt. Sew the borders to the columns, taking care to match center and end points and ease-in fullness where necessary. See Sewing Butted Borders for details. Press seam allowances towards the borders.
Sew Flying Geese Units to Top and Bottom of Quilt
- Sew 35 Flying Geese units together, their points heading the same direction and colors randomly arranged. Press. Repeat to sew another unit of the same size.
- Measure your quilt through it's horizontal midpoint. Cut two wider borders to match that width.
- Measure the geese strips through their horizontal midpoints. They should be a close match to the borders unless you used different column border widths. Add or subtract geese if necessary to compensate.
- Arrange the components as shown above, with the top geese triangles pointing towards the right and the geese in the lower strip pointing left.
- Sew each geese strip to its border, matching midpoints and ends and easing to make the units flow along the length of the borders. Press seam allowances towards the borders.
- Sew the border/geese combos to the quilt top. Press seam allowances either direction.
Finish the QuiltMark the quilt top for quilting if desired. I used straight-line machine quilting, so did not need to mark. Make the quilt sandwich with the quilt top, batting and backing. Baste and quilt.