flying geese block

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Kathy posted on Sun, Aug 12 2012 6:03 PM

I have some scrap 4 inch right triangles that I want to make flying geese block with.  What size square would I use for the left and right sides of the flying geese triangle?

I have not seen anywhere any guidelines to tell me....


Any information would be greatly appreciated.


KathyS  from Indiana

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Jeanine replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 10:30 AM

I have only made flying geese with rectangles and squares for the corners to create the background.  I can't picture a right triangle being made into a flying geese.  Sorry I can't be of help.

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Answered (Not Verified) Ramona replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 10:53 AM
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I don't know about the right triangle but..........

I hope this helps you.

Another thing is to type in your search engine  'making flying geese quilt block' and several sites are available for information that might help you.


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3-1/2" x 7".  Flying geese units are twice as long as high.  If you are starting with 4" triangles, measured along the right angle side, deduct seam allowance of 1/2" (1/4" on two sides), then the rectangle that will be the goose should be 3-1/2" x 7".  You'll need to center the goose on the sky leaving 1/4" on the upper and lower edge of the triangles sticking out.  Dicey, but it can be done.  If they were my triangles, I'd find another use for them.   


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