It has been just over a year since I have made a quilt with only Flying Geese units so I thought it might be fun to revisit and play with this traditional patchwork block. And it is of course a good excuse to play with fabric, color, and layouts.
As previously mentioned, piecing Flying Geese units has not always been my strong point, but I have had more success by over-sizing my units and trimming with a Bloc-Loc Flying Geese ruler. The process is still the same with each flying geese unit being made from 1 rectangle and 2 squares (as shown in this tutorial), but over-sizing and trimming means greater accuracy which in turn makes sewing together the units into a quilt top much easier. The finished Flying Geese units for this quilt each measure 2.5 inches x 5 inches.
The fabrics used include recently released designer quilting cottons, stash fabrics, as well as beautiful Liberty of London Tana Lawn floral prints. These have been contrasted with a range of neutral solid fabrics (Kona Cottons). In this instance I have used the Not That White Kona Kona Bundle - 12 different neutral fabrics - perfect for adding interest to the background of this quilt.
200 Flying Geese Units
Flying Geese unit measure 3" x 5.5" (including seam allowances)
approximately 100 different printed fabrics
up to 10 different neutral solid fabrics
quilt top measures 50 inches x 50 inches
Next up - basting, quilting and binding. I am looking forward to seeing (and feeling) the texture that the quilting will add to this quilt top.
Bloc Loc Rulers available from The Fat Quarter Shop
A Flock of Flying Geese Quilt I
A Flock of Flying Geese Quilt II
Dreamin' Vintage Flying Geese Quilt
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