Large Flying Geese Alternate Construction Method

The large Flying Geese used in my Deli Geese Block Project can also be made from larger squares and therefore do not have a center seam. Great layer cake idea! And when using just one background fabric for the larger triangle in a light bodied Flying Geese unit, it can be faster and more efficient.

To make large light-bodied Flying Geese this is what you need:

One  9 1/4″ square of background (light) fabric – this is going to turn into the larger triangle in the unit

Four  4 7/8″ squares – yes these can be cut from 5″ squares!

squares needed

1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 4 7/8″ squares.

diagonal line

2. With right sides together, place two of the 4 7/8″ squares on top of the 9 1/4″ square in opposite corners. Sew a “scant” 1/4″ seam on each side of the diagonal line.

Stitch on each side of diagonal line

3. Cut on the diagonal line.

cut on diagonal

4.  Set the seam and press towards the smaller triangles.

Press

5. Sew the remaining 4 7/8″ squares onto the large triangle portions of the units.

add remaining squares

6. Cut on the diagonal line. Set the seams and press towards the smaller triangles.

cut

7. This method will yield four large Flying Geese units per set of squares that will measure 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ at this point (unfinished).

four flying geese units

I’ll be using this method a lot in my Deli Geese Block Project since I am still able to utilize all those 5″ squares I’m so fond of!

Enjoy!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,    More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  and  Nickel Quilts & Borders

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