Flying geese is a classic quilt block that is widely used in quilting. One of the first quilts I ever saw that caught my attention was made of flying geese units in rows in pink tones. I thought what a stunning quilt.
I usually use the no waste flying geese method but this time I’m going to demonstrate how to use the stitch and flip method.
While this method will produce some waste, I also will show you what to do with the waste.
Let’s get to it!
Finished block size
Two 3″ x 6″ units.
- two rectangles, 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ in turquoise
- 4 squares, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ in a light floral print
Fabric.com has a chart for different size flying geese:
The other method I regularly use is the four at a time flying geese:
elisaandhiggs.com has a great chart to work out different sizes.
My book Turnabout Patchwork
“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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