What does the flying geese quilt pattern mean?
Flying Geese: A signal to follow the direction of the flying geese as they migrated north in the spring. Most slaves escaped during the spring; along the way, the flying geese could be used as a guide to find water, food and places to rest.
How much fabric do I need for Flying geese Quilt?
You need one square, the size of the finished width you desire the Flying Geese to be + 1 ¼”, and four squares that are the height of the finished unit you want plus ⅞”. The instructions below will produce 4 – 3” x 6” finished blocks.
How do flying geese get different size?
To make custom-sized flying geese blocks, cut one large square and four small squares. These five squares will yield four flying geese blocks. Check it out: One large square makes four “geese.” Four small squares make eight pieces of “sky.”
How do you make oversized flying geese?
Instructions for oversized flying geese, 4-at-a-time
- Draw a diagonal line on the small squares (A).
- With right sides together, place a square on two opposite corners of the large square (B).
- Stitch 1/4″ on each side of the drawn line.
- Cut apart on the center diagonal line.
- Press towards the small squares.
How to hand piece a flying geese block?
Cut a 5.5″ square and 4 smaller 3″ squares.
How to make perfect flying geese blocks?
Cut the triangles as shown (measurements and cutting instructions are on the roll).
How to square up flying geese blocks?
you must put your ruler over the flying geese block and leave at the top where the two triangles were added, the 1/4 seam allowance there. then also use a vertical line on your ruler and place that over that point. then cut to what ever size you are making. 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 , so on. Eleanor burns of Quilt in a Day has rulers for trimming FG blks also.
How to free motion quilt flying geese?
Begin stitching at bottom corner of left-hand light blue triangle. Follow the red arrows and marked lines shown in Diagram 1.