It is the first Monday of the month so that means it is time for the Quilt Block of the Month Tutorial…and this month we are focusing on the Flying Geese Quilt block! It is made up of three squares that from one large triangle in the middle and two smaller ones around it. The name comes from the middle triangle being “the flying goose” and the two smaller triangles representing “the sky” around it. It is a basic quilting block that is super versatile and can be used in many different patterns.
Here’s how you make one:
These dimensions are for a finished 6 inch by 3 inch flying geese block but you can make them lots of different sizes. HERE is a great chart for all the flying geese quilt block dimensions you might need.
Cut your large rectangle pieces 6 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches (printed fabric here) and your two “sky” pieces 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches square.
Place one of your white squares on top of your printed fabric and draw a line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.
Stitch along this line. Now take your rotary mat and cutter and cut off the excess leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Press your block so your first “sky” piece is face up and repeat the process with your second triangle.
Press again and you have your first flying geese block made! I like to chain piece these blocks so that I sew all of my first “sky” pieces at one time, trim, then press and then repeat the chaining process with my second sets of “sky” pieces.
Here’s what they will look like when they are all sewn in a vertical row. I did a simple baby quilt with this row and I will show you what it looks like later this week 😉
I have put together a Pinterest Board for Flying Geese Quilt Patterns with so many different ways to put together flying geese quilt blocks to make so many fantastic quilts too…so have a peek over there for some great inspiration! I will be adding to it all month, so there should be lots of inspiration to put together a great flying geese quilt this month.
And thanks for coming around today….really. We so appreciate you all.
I do like a good flying geese block! The first time I tried them I thought they were a pain, but I think I’m a little more patient now and I want to add them to everything. I made this quilt this past fall with lots of flying geese (hope you don’t mind the link) http://theironandneedle.blogspot.ca/2014/11/tornado.html