What is a No Waste Flying Geese Quilt
Flying Geese Quilt Blocks
A flying geese quilt is any quilt that includes flying geese quilt blocks. The flying geese quilt block has been a favorite of quilters for years. Its triangular shape creates interest in any quilt and can be used to make many different quilt blocks. Once you learn how to make no waste flying geese blocks, you’ll be using them in all your quilts!
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The flying geese quilt block is easy to recognize with its large center triangle within a rectangular block. The large triangle represents the goose the two smaller side triangles represent the sky. Flying geese quilts may only use a few of these iconic blocks within the design or as a border design. But many flying geese quilts are filled with blocks ‘traveling’ in a multitude of directions. They can be a fun a playful block to design a quilt with.
Watch the full No Waste Flying Geese Tutorial below and you can begin using this fantastic technique in your quilting projects!
How to Make No Waste Flying Geese Quilt Blocks
No Waste Flying Geese Block Tutorial
While No Waste Flying Geese is the common name for this technique, it is also called the 4-at-a-time-Flying-Geese method. Call it what you will, but you will definitely enjoy this method. Would you believe that this QUICK & EASY No Waste Flying Geese Block can be made in just a few minutes? Not only is it a fast way to make these blocks, it’s also very accurate! That’s always important with quilt blocks, especially those made with triangles.
The diagram below is a brief overview of the steps to make your flying geese with the no waste method. You’ll love how easy it is to make this beautiful free quilt pattern using the no waste method. There is one factor to keep in in mind when making your flying geese blocks and that’s contrast. Notice how the flying geese triangle has a strong contrast against the sky triangles. That contrast is important for the design to stand out.
What Fabrics Are Best for Flying Geese Quilts
While flying geese can be made in any size with any quilting fabrics, my favorite choice is fat quarters. They are easy to cut to any size and when purchased in a bundle, you’ll have a group of beautifully coordinated fabrics to work with. Alternatively, flying geese blocks are a perfect choice for scrappy quilts. This simple block is easy to make so getting enough for a quilt won’t take long. Use up those scraps and see what a beautiful quilt you make!
If you’re looking for more flying geese patterns, you can also find a list of 15 Free Flying Geese Quilt Patterns that you may download.
So grab your favorite fat quarters and make a quilt with this easy flying geese fat quarter quilting tutorial. This is a stash buster you’ll love to make and will become one of your favorite EASY quilting patterns!