Making Four Easy Flying Geese Units
First you will need to decide what will be the finished unit size. For the light color fabric add 1 1/4 " to your chosen size. For instance, in this case the finished width of my unit will be 3", so I cut out a 4 1/4" square (3"+ 1 1/4" = 4 1/4"). You will need 1 square of light fabric to make 4 units.
Then, decide how tall your geese units will be and add 7/8" to that measurement. My geese unit are 1 1/2" finished, so I cut 4 dark squares that were 2 3/8" square (1 1/2" + 7/8" = 2 3/8") to make the 4 units.
|(The colored squares in this photo are different from those I made my units with.)|
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each dark square. I just used a lead pencil.
Now place 2 dark squares on the light square diagonally across from each other, right sides together. They should line up as shown in the photo below. I secured with a couple of pins to prevent shifting.
Stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line.
When both sides of the line are stitched, cut on the drawn line.
You will end up with 2 of these funny looking units. My first thought was, "What the heck?" LOL
Now, set one of those units aside and place one marked dark square on the corner of the light triangle as pictued below.
Once again, stitch 1/4" on either side of the marked line. Then cut on the marked line.
Here is the result, two perfect flying geese units. I have trimmed the dog ears off the top unit.
Now, repeat the last steps with the remaining funny-looking unit, for 4 complete flying geese units.
Please feel free to let me know if any of these instructions are difficult to understand. Thanks.