Flying Geese Blocks on the quilt I am making are only 2 inches wide x 1 inch in height. The cutest flying geese I have ever made. I am using a great technique, they are such a doddle to make even at this size.
This is not a new technique for making flying geese blocks, but it is the first time I have used it. Here's the technique:
For (2) Flying Geese blocks finished size 1 x 2 inches cut as follows:
1 large square 3 1/4 inches 3 small squares 1 7/8 inches ( I used different fabrics for each small square for a scrappy look )
Draw a line from corner to corner on all (3) small squares. And place (2) small squares onto large 3 1/4 inch square as in diagram below.
Stitch with a 1/4 inch seam each side of the drawn line.
Cut apart on drawn line. Press towards the flying geese triangles.
Place third small square as in diagram above, and stitch a 1/4 inch seam on each side of drawn line.
Press towards the triangles to get two Flying Geese Units.
There is a little bit of wiggle room with this technique allowing you to trim up your blocks to the correct size if needed. ( Remember scant 1/4 inch seam ) Although there are many ways to make flying geese blocks I am enjoying this technique for accuracy and speed.
Chain Stitching the blocks gets them done in no time.
Can't wait to show you more of this project. I will have more to share next week all going well........... How do you make your flying geese blocks ?
Thanks Connie, it’s a great method. first time I have tried it this way.
How to press a Flying Geese Border ? This is the question I was asked so I have done my best to answer as it is not exactly what you might be expecting to see. Read more to see how I pressed the seams to get nice flat intersections.
Making four Flying Geese units at a time is a great time saver, and a wonderful method. I love to oversize the units and trim them down to the correct size for perfect blocks. Read how I go about making these versatile units that I use in almost every quilt I make.
August 03, 2016
Your flying geese look great, I like that method.