Flying Geese: 4 At A Time

The current quilt I am making calls for 3” x 6” flying geese. They will be located along the right and left borders of the quilt. Below is pictures of 4 of the flying geese. I have captured the directions for making flying geese here in this blog so I can find easily in the future.

To start the process, I chose the dark green fabric for the flying geese. To make four 3” x 6” geese I cut a large 7 1/4” x 7 1/4” dark green square. For the smaller triangles I cut four3 7/8 “ x 3 7/8” squares of the log fabric.

First, I laid the dark green fabric flat right side up. Then, I laid two smaller log square in the two opposite corners of the green fabric right sides facing. I drew a line diagonally through the middle of the small squares as shown. Next, I sewed a line 1/4” inch to right of line. Turned the fabrics around and sewed 1/4” from line on the other side.

Then, I laid my ruler along the drawn line and cut the fabric along the line. The drawn line should be in middle of the two sewn lines.

Then, I pressed the small triangle away from larger triangle. Below is picture of one small triangle pressed and the other small triangle waiting to be pressed.

After pressing, I laid the fabrics right side up and place a small square (right sides together) in middle of green triangle as shown below. Then I drew a line from corner to corner of the small square and sewed 1/4” on either side of the line.

Next, I laid the ruler along the drawn line and cut with my rotary cutter. Again the drawn line should be in middle of the two sewn lines.

Repeat the last two steps. Press small triangles away from green triangle. Trim edges.

I used the Ellis and Higgs chart below to determine the size of my squares.

If you have any questions about the directions, just let me know in comments. I can’t wait to finish this quilt and share with everyone. But, I have to wait until the quilt is gifted.

Let’s create something together.

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