Step 1: Gather one large square and four small squares to represent the color Flying Geese needed. The large square is the “goose” and the four smaller squares are the outer triangles or “sky” of the flying geese.
Step 2: On each small square, on the wrong side, draw one line diagonally from one corner to the other. Use a ruler to make sure the lines are straight and in the center.
Step 3: Align one small square, right sides together (RST), with the top and right edges of the large square. Align a second small square, RST, with the bottom and left edges of the large square. The drawn diagonal lines make one continuous line where the center points overlap.
Step 4: Either draw another line on each side of the center diagonal line at a ¼” and stitch right on top of each of these lines OR use a ¼” foot and sew a quarter inch on either side of the line.
Step 5: Press to set the seams.
Step 6: Cut on the center line creating two equal units.
Step 7: On both units, lay small triangles back to double check size is correct. Press seams open.
Step 8: On both units, with RST, line up a small square with the bottom right corner. The diagonal line runs from the center to the bottom right corner.
Step 9: As in Step 4, either draw additional lines ¼” from the center line on both sides and stitch on top those lines or use a ¼” foot and sew ¼” on either side of the drawn line.
Step 10: Press to set seams.
Step 11: Cut on the center line on both units.
Step 12: Press small triangles back. Turn right side down and press seams open.
Step 13: Trim to desired size. Leave ¼” at the top of the “goose”/triangle. Points of the triangle run to the bottom edge/corner on both sides.
Trimming Your Flying Geese Blocks
This tutorial will explain how to trim your lovely flying geese blocks.
Flying Geese Size Chart
You can make flying geese in all different sizes by using the chart here to determine your original cuts.