Last night in crumb piecing class, a couple of ladies were interested in making flying geese. I did not give a good demo so I decided to write some instructions out.
Flying Geese units have many uses. Four can form an Evening star or a pinwheel and 8 form a Dutch Puzzle block.
There are various ways to make the flying geese. I like using a rectangle and 2 squares.
Usually the side of the square including ½” seam allowance is the same length as the short side of the rectangle with the long side of the rectangle 2 times the finished size of the square plus ½” seam allowance. For example: a 2” square finishes at 1 ½” times 2 = 3” plus ½” seam allowance = 3 ½” so the rectangle would be cut at 2” by 3 ½” and 2 squares at 2”.
Four together make a 6" finished pinwheel block.