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
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.
I don't know about the right triangle but..........
I hope this helps you. http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.com/calculating-half-square-triangles.html
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.
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.