Flying Geese Paper Piecing Monday style

This week I am taking a short break from my grey sampler quilt to share a little Bee crazy with you.  I was super excited to recently joined a do.good. Stitches circle.  I excitedly did the first blocks for my Bee, forgot to photograph them and then sent them to the wrong person.  I was off to a flying start with the group!

Then the August block was posted and I must admit I gasped a little.  This is why – 3 inch flying geese culminating in a 12 inch block with 96 pieces…

paper pieced flying geese mini block

The requested blocks were from Liesel Made’s crazy mini patchwork sampler series.  You can find the original post here.  As I read the instructions for making the block I thought there had to be a way to make this which was not going to freak me out.  My answer was of course  PAPER PIECING!  Paper piecing was the only way I personally was going to be able to make those precise little triangles.

So I pulled out my graph paper and made a pattern.

block components

In the end these were fun blocks to make.  I used up lots of little scraps which always makes me happy and messed with the triangle layout a little.  If you want to make this block the paper way, please feel free to use my graph paper pattern – 3 inch Flying Geese pattern.

Next week it will be back to our regularly scheduled program.

21 thoughts on “Flying Geese Paper Piecing Monday style

  1. PS Can I ask why ‘Wombat’? My Australian friend and I used to joke about opening a pub and we’d call it The Tartan Wombat. I’m from Scotland, so opening a pub appealed to me, for a while….

  2. Hi Cath… when I saw the pic of the flying geese on my reader it made me smile. Love the scrappy look and the colour choice of fabric. Beautiful. Thanks for the graph paper pattern too! Your very kind. Marie

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