Paper piecing a flying geese quilt

 

"red and white quilt" paper pieced flying geese flying geese

This is another one of my favorites that I finished a couple years ago. Red and white quilts and flying geese are my love. They are timeless.
Many quilters will say they dislike piecing flying geese but I don’t recall ever hearing anyone say they dislike red and white quilts. The flying geese and square in a square are paper pieced. You don’t need anything fancy, (a 3×5 note card will work)but my preferred tools are graph paper of any size, a ruler and a retractable pencil (a must). Decide on the dimensions you would like your geese and draw them in stacks of 4-10, whatever will fit on your graph paper. Then print as many copies as you need and start piecing. Whether its 20 geese in a row or 100 geese in a row, they will prove more accurate with paper piecing. You wont get wavy geese either, if you have ever made a lot of individual geese to stack you know what I mean.
If you are new to paper piecing and would like further instruction on drawing your own flying geese, go to my contact page and sent me a message. I’d be happy to expand on this a little.

2 thoughts on “Paper piecing a flying geese quilt”

  1. Thanks for your comment on my StudioNotes blog about my “Wild Geese” quilt. I am glad to have found your blog, and love seeing your flying geese variations, especially the red and white medallion quilt. Yes, there is something special about red and white with this block, in all its variations.

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