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!
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 4 7/8″ squares.
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.
3. Cut on the diagonal line.
4. Set the seam and press towards the smaller triangles.
5. Sew the remaining 4 7/8″ squares onto the large triangle portions of the units.
6. Cut on the diagonal line. Set the seams and press towards the smaller triangles.
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).
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!
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