I have a great treat for you today, my wonderful friend Vicki from Quilting Lodge. She knows I have a thing for Flying Geese and has a fantastic review of a new ruler for you. If you have time make sure you hop on over and check her blog out, she has great tutorials and she will be hosting a QAL coming up soon!
Let’s take a look at how easy it is. The ruler has all the markings to make flying geese from 3/4″ x 1.5″ all the way up to 3.5″ x 7.” This ruler is clearly marked and very easy to use.
First, you use the ruler and cut 1 large square and 4 small squares. I cut 4 large squares and 16 small squares because I wanted to make 16 flying geese units.
Press the triangles. You will end up with 2 units that look like hearts.
Add a small square to each unit as pictured below. Again, I used stitching lines but you could simply draw a diagonal line on the small square. Stitch the square 1/4″ from each side of the line.
One of the benefits of flying geese is all the layout options. I tried several layouts.
This is the one I finally settled on. I love how the geese form little chevrons and a diamond in the middle. I would love to do a whole quilt like this. I see lots of possibilities.
I hope you enjoyed my mini tutorial as much as I enjoyed sharing it. Please stop by my blog sometime to say hello. And a huge thank you to Melissa for letting me take over her blog today. It’s been a pleasure.