The Whirling Geese block is set on a 3 by 3 square grid layout and uses a square and flying geese units with 3 fabrics for its design. To do the calculations, javascript must be enabled. While every effort is made to be sure of accuracy, I am unable to test every variation. Before you cut up large amounts of fabric, cut and sew a test block or two. If you find any errors, please email me at "jeannethro2 at yahoo dot com".

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Finished Size:
18 inches by 18 inches
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Fabrics

fabric 1Fabric 1: 1/4 yd Cut 3 strip(s) 2½ inches wide. Subcut into 72 half square triangles.
fabric 2Fabric 2: 1/4 yd Cut 2 strip(s) 2½ inches wide. Subcut into 36 quarter square triangles.
fabric 3Fabric 3: 1/8 yd Cut 1 strips(s) 2½ inches wide. Subcut into 9 squares.

Instructions

Flying Geese

Flying Geese instructions

  1. Using the side right triangle ruler, also known as a half square triangle ruler, cut 8 triangles from fabric 1 strips. Turn ruler upside down as needed to cut squares.
  2. Cut 4 quarter square triangles from fabric 2 using the companion ruler, also known as a quarter square triangle ruler. Turn ruler upside down as needed to cut squares.
  3. Sew a half square triangle on one side of quarter square triangle, using a ¼ seam; press toward half square triangle.
  4. Sew a second half square triangle to the other side of quarter square triangle using a ¼ seam; press toward half square triangle.

Make 36 flying geese units.

Whirling Geese Finishing

Whirling Geese Finishing instructions

  • With right sides together, using a ¼ inch seam sew fabric 3 square to one end of a flying geese unit on long side of quarter square triangle fabric. Do NOT sew to the end of square.
  • Sew a flying geese unit to previous work, crossing previously sewn seam on long side of quarter square triangle fabric.
  • Sew another flying geese unit to previous work, crossing previously sewn seam on long side of quarter square triangle fabric.
  • Fold first flying geese unit out of the way and sew the last flying geese unit to previous work, crossing previously sewn seam on long side of quarter square triangle fabric.
  • Finish sewing first flying geese unit to square and last flying geese unit.

Make 9 Whirling Geese blocks.

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