Quick Flying Geese

One of the patterns in my new book is a minimalist Flying Geese. There are 33 geese in the block - all made from different fabrics against a navy background. I had to make each one individually, which was fun, but there's just no quick way to do it.

However, I'm making a new version of this quilt with 4 fabrics against a creamy white heavy muslin background. This is a chance to use a quick cut-and-sew method I learned from the Connecting Threads
website which inspired the quilt pattern's small side project in the book that uses 4 geese for a placemat. I love this method as it's quick and easy and, with my pattern, will make for a super-fast quilt top with minimal effort. Love that kind of project!

So I'll walk you through each step with pictures, but you can get measurements from the Connecting Threads website. They have a great formula for sizing your blocks.

Remember this floral fabric? Upcycling, people. Makes my tummy tickle.

Start with one large square and 4 small squares {using the CT formula, you determine your sizes}

Just so you know...
The background fabric is used for the small squares.
The large square is for the geese.
{I screwed up the first time I made these and flip-flopped them. Duh.}

Mmmm. Flying Geese.


  1. thanks for that tute. Good get at Old Navy! And I LOVE your canvas art idea!

  2. This is my favorite method for making flying geese!

  3. Isn't this a great method....really makes for a quick quilt using chain piecing!

  4. OMG I'm so going to use this!


  5. Thanks so much for sharing this! Awesome idea.


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