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.
Beautiful job, Vicki! I really enjoyed this tutorial. Thank you!
This is a new way of making flying geese to me!
Thanks so much Melissa for letting me take over your blog for the day! I hope you’re enjoying your vacation.
Wow, I love both the products you showcased here. That stitching line tape is genius.
Oh, how I love your flying geese. I will need to get this ruler. Thank you for this tutorial. It is one for me to save.
A ruler to help you cut sounds great!
I love this method of flying geese–no waste and so quick!
Thanks for showing how to make these flying geese blocks the easy peasy way!!! Love it that there is no waste!
You make it look so easy, I just found out about Stitching lines a few days ago,thanks for the tutorial.
This is my favorite way to make flying geese! Thanks for a lovely tutorial :0)
I like the idea of the stitching lines, but I’m afraid you’d really have to be going some to convert me to triangles, they’re my nemesis!
You both are great gals! hi Melissa, I will go tell Vickie hi too..
What a great post…thanks for sharing! I so need that ruler, and I need those stitching lines, too. Are they sticky on one side? I guess I’ve been under a rock all winter…I’ve not seen them before! 🙂
My sleuth thinks it’d be a handy Lazy Girl, no math flying geese ruler and/or/and perhaps a Texas Teardrop pattern to sew along come Monday.
Can’t wiat to see all the flurry with this sew along and I’m not referring to white flakes falling from the sky either. Jane
I have that ruler and I LOVE it!! However, I have never seen or heard of the stitching lines. Think I’m going to have to find some of those! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Great tutorial Vicki! I haven’t made flying geese yet, but now might be the time! If I finish my project this week I hope to join your QAL. 🙂