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A TRADITIONAL BLOCK TURNED QUILT AS YOU GO - THE FLYING GEESE BLOCK

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

FREE QAYG-ALONG PART 10


This week we take another traditional block and we make it quilt as you go!


There are many different variations of this design, but we have made a 10” block to fit in with our QUILT AS YOU GO ALONG. Once again, this is another fun stitch n flip block that would look fantastic as a repetitive design with the geese flying in all different directions.


Please note that these QAYG blocks are suitable for the easy cover strip method with the cover strip on the front or the back of the quilt. They can also be joined with the joining strip method, if you would like to use the joining strip method then cut your batting to the same size as the backing fabric.

Below are the cutting instructions to make 1 block, if you’re joining in with our FREE QAYG-ALONG then you’ll need to make 2.


Please note: The six 2 7/8” background squares are cut 1/8” bigger to make sewing the points easy. Technically they should be 2 ¾” squares. The block on the left was made with 2 7/8” background squares, you’ll see that there is a small space of background fabric between the points and the next triangle. The block on the right was made with 2 ¾” background squares and there is no gap between the triangles. It’s up to you if you would like to take on the challenge of the 2 ¾” squares.


Follow along with the YouTube video below to make your block.

This is how to mark up the block:


Here are some step-by-step photos on how to make one Flying Geese triangle, repeat the steps to make 3.







Trim the excess fabric a 1/4" away from the stitching line before folding the background fabric over to form a triangle.






So here are my 24 blocks so far, they are positioned in no particular order, I think that I need 1 more block with a dark blue background to balance things out.


12 more blocks to go!

We hope that you are enjoying theses QAYG blocks as much as we are!


Happy quilting!

Monica and Alaura xo

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