Sunday 6 July 2014


MAKE - North, South East & West
Flying Geese

These were in a little pamphlet from Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.
In collaboration with Amy Butler.

5 Fabrics
8 pieces patterned fabric 6.5" x 3.5"
plain one - 4 pieces 3.5" x 3.5"
plain two - 4 pieces 3.5" x 3.5"
plain three - 4 pieces 3.5" x 3.5"
plain four - 4 pieces 3.5" x 3.5"

You will be making 8 flying geese units, two of each to pair up
see below

For one Flying Geese block, you'll need one rectangle 6.5" x 3.5" and two 3.5" squares.

Lay one square on one side of the light rectangle, RST (right sides together). Using a fine tipped marker, draw a line from corner to corner, then stitch on that line.

Trim off excess as shown, leaving 1/4" seam allowance.

Press the seam open.

Now place the second square on the opposite side of the rectangle, RST. Note the new square will slightly overlap the previous piece - that's okay! Mark your diagonal line and stitch on the line.
Trim again and press seam open.

Repeat this step for all 8 flying gesse 
Before piecing these blocks together, trim off all the "tails" and "ears". 

Piece the geese into their pairs, press seam open

Then sew the rows together, press seams open

Finished! trim

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