flying geese – wip link up! + giveaway

hello Wednesday!
Happy 4th of July…if you live in the states…

flying geese
every once in awhile I come across a technique I have never tried before…

flying geese
using this method to make flying geese…

flying geese
I must admit it was slick…
but does anyone know how you would figure what size to cut your squares for different size flying geese??

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linking up with Lorna and QuiltFabrication

and the giveaway for today…
leave me a comment to enter…
if you want, I would love to hear your favorite 4th of July memory…
I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!

ps – remember to stop back by on Friday to share your Finish It Up Friday projects!!

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18 Responses to flying geese – wip link up! + giveaway

  1. Michele T July 4, 2018 at 6:32 am #

    Flying geese are a real mystery to me, but I love how they look in a quilt! I hope someone can share the math.

  2. Lee July 4, 2018 at 7:12 am #

    I have never tried this technique – But I saved this link from the Martingale blog and it does have some size units for the different techniques. Happy 4th! One of my favorite memories is sitting in the back of my dads truck w/ my 4 brothers at the fair grounds watching the fireworks!

  3. Lisa Marie July 4, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting uses this method. I’ll bet she would know how to figure the sizes.

  4. Lori Smanski July 4, 2018 at 8:39 am #

    i wish i knew that information also. i have problems with flying geese. hope your 4th is fantastic

  5. Karen July 4, 2018 at 9:12 am #

    there are flying geese blocks on the Then Came June pattern I just purchased, Meadowland. Will definitely try this!

  6. Elizabeth Porter July 4, 2018 at 9:13 am #

    I also have trouble with flying geese. Would like to learn a better way. Enjoy the Fourth.

  7. Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting July 4, 2018 at 9:15 am #

    Fun colors! It’s always great to try new techniques. It looks like you were doing the no waste method of flying geese. I found this post that has a section on how to cut the fabric for any size geese:

  8. Tu-Na Quilts July 4, 2018 at 9:40 am #

    That flying geese method is slick!! I’ve used it a few times. I’ll have to check out Bobbi’s link listed above for help, too. We would sit on the lawn of our capitol building and listen to the orchestra play. Once it got dark, the fireworks started. Most of the kids loved it except for the youngest. For a few years, I had to leave before they started but that’s a small price to pay for being a mom.

  9. Janna July 4, 2018 at 10:44 am #

    I’ve used that method and have a cheat sheet somewhere. It works great for when you need lots the same but not so great for scrappy.

  10. Susan July 4, 2018 at 11:55 am #

    My favorite memory is the family get-together when we lived on an island in Maine. Swimming, sailing, bbq-ing, homemade wild blueberry pie, toasted marshmallows, and of course, fireworks at the speedway! It’s memories like this that make the Fourth of July my favorite holiday.
    And sorry, can’t help you on the flying geese issue – I haven’t made them in years!

  11. tarnia July 4, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    When looking for cheat sheets, try checking Pinterest. I know it can suck time, but it is also a great way to find things, because someone has already done the work for you. Love the scraps, especially the sloths.

  12. Carol DeLater July 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

    My best memories of the 4th were when I was a kid in Michigan City Indiana. The 4th was a parade down Michigan Street with Fireworks at night a the beach.
    xx, Carol

  13. Shirley Elliott July 4, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

    That is a neat way to make flying geese. Sure there is a formula somewhere on different sizes. My favorite 4th memories – family cookout with handmade ice cream followed by fireworks at dusk. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  14. annette ellis July 5, 2018 at 9:33 am #

    The 4th of July was always a favorite time for me as a kid. We would have a large family BBQ followed by firework show on the beach!! What fun.

  15. asteride July 5, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    Always something to learn and to try!

  16. Linda July 5, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    I have never done anything but patchwork. its my favorite. And I admit it, I am lazy, following a pattern is too much work, 😉 I grew up on a farm. We would stay home, cook out, chase lightning bugs, and sit on the porch and watch the fireworks from neighboring towns.

  17. dreamworthyquilts July 8, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

    I love this method and have dubbed it my favorite method.
    Cutting instructions:
    You have to know the finished size of the geese units. Cut the “geese parts”, which is the middle larger triangle, a square that is 1 1/4″ larger than the finished width of the flying geese unit (the longer measurement). For example, for a geese unit that finishes 2″ x 4″ you would cut a 5 1/4″ square
    (4 + 1 1/4).

    Cut the four smaller squares 7/8″ larger than the height of the finished geese unit. In the example above the height is 2″ so cut those four squares 2 7/8″ (2 + 7/8).


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