Flying Geese quilt blocks are used in many quilt patterns and there are many ways to make them including the 4 at a time flying geese block method.
This is also called the no-waste method of making flying geese quilt blocks, have you tried it?
Choose four different fabrics for the geese – this is the large shape in the center of the block. You’ll also want to use a different fabric for the side triangles.
Size of Flying Geese
2½-inches x 4½-inches – finished size is 2-inches x 4-inches.
Each 4 at-a-time Flying Geese block is made with the following.
- Cut (1) 5¼-inch square of four different colors
- Cut (4) 2 7/8-inch squares
- Draw a diagonal line corner to corner on the wrong side of each of the four smaller background squares
- Sew a line ¼-inch away from the drawn line and stitch. I like to use a Frixon pen and mark lines 1/4″ away from the center line
- Cut apart on the center line as shown below.
Repeat this step for all four colors.
Press your blocks with the seams toward the small squares – be careful not to stretch the blocks.
Now the magic begins!
Place another of the smaller squares that have the diagonal lines drawn on it and place it right side down on top of the larger triangle as shown below.
- Stitch ¼-inch away from the center line on both sides
- Cut on the center line
- Press the seam toward the smaller squares
Trim the dog ears off of your flying geese blocks. You now have four flying geese blocks of each color.
I am working on a new quilt project that will use the flying geese blocks with four sewn together for the block I’ll be using. I can’t wait to finish this and show it to you!
Other sizes of Flying Geese blocks
Would you like to make the four at a time flying geese blocks in different sizes? This chart will help you make a variety of sizes of the blocks.
Get an ad-free PDF of this tutorial, the chart, and also the Flying Geese Pillow tutorial.
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