How do you make Flying Geese? Do you use the no waste method that involves cutting squares and sewing them to each other as seen on this PDF? I recently bought a new toy that has made flying geese so much easier for me, the Easy Star & Geese Ruler. It has made all the difference – believe it or not using this ruler I was able to make 240 geese in ONE day!
When Fat Quarter Shop sent me a Jelly Roll of Ruby by Bonnie & Camille – I just sat and stared at it for a day or so, I truly didn’t know what I was going to do with it. Then I realized it would make the cutest quilt for my bestie’s baby girl who turns 1 next month.
Learn how to make Flying Geese from a Jelly Roll after the jump!You will need:
Take two strips from your jelly roll – I like mine to be a nice contrast
With Side A of ruler cut your long triangles out – line it up with the 2 x 4″ line on the ruler (the ruler by the way is awesome because it can help you make geese as small as 2×4 all the way up to 6×12!) I already have future plans in store for this bad boy!
Next you will need to cut what I refer to as your goose wings – the outer smaller triangles – this is a little more complex but I think the pictures illustrate it quite nicely.
Next comes the sewing – I decided to strip piece my geese.
Once you have all pieced all of the first wings on, cut them apart and iron them open. Next strip piece the second wing on.
One of the things that I love best about the Easy Star & Geese Ruler is that it eliminates the need to cut off any bunny ears after sewing together your goose – and when you have made 240 geese believe me that is a HUGE time savings!
I used my geese to make what I am calling faux chevrons. I used some Bella Solids in Ivory as spacers for my chevrons – 2.5 x 4.5″ squares sewn between each goose.
I also used the Bella Solids in Ivory for two of my borders and some of my left over geese for the other two borders.
I have so many ideas in store for the Easy Star & Geese Ruler! I can’t wait to get started 🙂
Will this be a new method you add to your repertoire? Have done geese a few different ways now, unless I have to go super small this is the only way I will be making them from now on!