I hope you’ve had a great weekend working on your flying geese units from Part 2.
Flying geese are one of those things that some struggle with, and there are MANY different ways to do them.
If you are not happy with your Easy Angle and Companion Angle geese ---here are some other methods to try.
First up….rectangles and squares:
Start with your main goose fabric cut into 2” X 3.5” rectangles.
Mark a diagonal line on two 2” squares. Place a square with right sides together against the goose rectangle. Stitch on the diagonal, press to see if it matches the edges of your rectangle, and if it does – trim. Depending on the thickness of the fabric or the thread you are sewing with, you might find you get better results sewing just NEXT to the line with the needle kissing the line on the side you are cutting off… I sometimes use this method because it works with the sizes of rectangles, squares and strips I already have on hand.
The next method is popular, but I find it a bit awkward and time consuming because these are sizes of squares that I do NOT keep on hand so I am starting from scratch to cut them from Fat Quarters or Yardage.
No Waste method of Flying Geese:
The values here are reversed --- Your large square will be your purple, and your small squares will be your black-on-whites.
Start with one 4-1/4” square of goose fabric and four 2-3/8” squares of background for the wing triangles. Draw a diagonal line on all 4 of the 2-3/8” squares.
Following the diagram place two squares with right sides together on top of the goose fabric square as shown. Sew 1/4” on either side of the diagonal lines and cut apart. Press as shown.
Match remaining squares in the bottom corner of the goose units and sew 1/4” on either side of these diagonal lines. Cut between the seams. Press. Remove all dog ears.
I find with this method that I have to be a bit scant on my seam allowance for the size to be right.
Whichever method you choose, I hope you are still sticking with us! There is lots more fun to be had!
Let’s link up-- We had way over 200 last week – let’s see how you are doing this week!
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