Learn how to sew up a fun quilt block that looks like skinny flying geese. Great for by itself or in a larger quilt block. Video tutorial instructions.
This is kind of a funky block and can be a little tricky when sewing it.
There are a few things that you’ll need to watch for so it turns out right.
Typically this block is put into a larger block. It’s not usually one that stands alone, even though it would be just fine by itself!
The measurements I used were just for the tutorial- you’ll need to watch the sizes you for the project you are making it for.
The quilt block size is 5″ unfinished
Fabric for center of flying geese
- 1 – 5 3/4″ X 5 3/4″
Background for flying geese
- 2- 6 1/4″ X 3 1/4″
Skinny flying geese video:
Skinny flying geese Tutorial:
1- Fold the 5 3/4″ square in half and crease the top
2- Open the square and cut from the right corner to the crease in the center of the square
3- Repeat with the other side- cut from left corner to the crease
4- Lay right sides together the background rectangle pieces
5- Cut from bottom right corner to top left corner
6- Lay right sides, the background triangle on the large center triangle – the tail of the background triangle will hang past the point of the large triangle. The top points will match
7- Sew 1/4″ seam, open and press
8- Repeat with the other background triangle, open and press
9- Trim the block to 5″ x 5″ – making sure you have a 1/4″ seam at the top of the point.