Flying Geese Ideas

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Inspiration | 2 comments

I wanted to share a couple quilts I’ve found in blog-land and another one of mine that use flying geese that stuck to give you some ideas about the possibilities of our simple Trio of Geese blocks.

Anne Marie Horner's Quilt

Anne Marie Horner’s Quilt

I found this one on Anne Marie Horner’s blog. I like how the solid fabrics are used to create some space between the flying geese … and, of course, those tassels 😉

If you like this arrangement and win the geese lotto blocks, remember, once you win them, they are yours to use as you like and IT IS OK if you decide you want to separate the trios and use the flying geese units in different arrangements or blocks. For example, you might decide to de-construct them and make scrappy Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks–here’s one Julie made for the block lotto in November, 2006.


Instead of two colors, you could make the Flying Dutchman blocks in two VALUES.


In the next quilt, the blocks are used in a straight setting, but I thought the arrangement was different and interesting.

I found this one on the Fun with Barb blog.

If you paired up our lotto blocks, for an arrangement like this you would be working with 9 by 12 inch rectangular blocks.   I think our light-medium-dark arrangement of geese would really a certain something to this arrangement.

The next example is another of my scrappy quilts. It was made from the too few comfort blocks I received when my dad died. I wanted to honor the people who DID find the time just before Christmas to send me a little comfort, so I added some orphan blocks to the center and a border of flying geese.

Small Comfort - A Scrap Quilt

If you have some orphan blocks at your house, think of mixing them up with our scrappy geese for a Kitchen Sink style quilt.

I didn’t make a note of the quilt makers for the next two quilts two–if they are yours or you recognize them, let me know.

In both, the  flying geese surround plain squares or fabrics.



You could turn our blocks into an arrangement like this one, by adding 9 inch squares (cut at 9 1/2 inches) and 6 inch square-in-a-square blocks.  It’s an on-point setting which will also need setting triangles.  Although I think the border fabric is actually a single fabric, you could add to the scrappiness by piecing your own scrappy striped border fabric like I did for my scrappy geese quilt.

In the last quilt, blocks are constructed from a center square, 4 groups of flying geese and triangles.  If you used our Trio of Geese blocks to make a similar basic block, the proportions would be different, but the overall effect would be the same.





  1. Woo Hoo!! I’ll take one of each please!!!

  2. What a wonderful collection of flying geese quilts. I *almost* want to make more!

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