One of my goals for this year is to finish binding and tagging 9 quilts that need just that. Well, this quilt is the second one completed, and I am doing a happy dance! This Flock of Christmas Geese is an easy project to make.
This simple wall hanging was made over a weekend in April 2021, and machine quilted in November 2021. Then it stayed in a pile of UFOs waiting on binding and a tag.
Making a Flock of Christmas Geese:
I started with 60 five-inch squares. One neutral and one colored. Make half square triangles, keeping the pairs together.
Lay each pair to form “geese”. Sew and iron.
Make 3 rows of 10 “geese” each as in the photos.
Cut 4″ strips of sashing to go between the rows of “geese” and for outside border.
Quilt and bind as desired.
Add a hanging sleeve to the back, and a simple tag saying who, when, and where made.
My finished Flock of Christmas Geese is 37″ x 51″.
I had just enough of the print fabric to use as sashing, backing, and binding.
Flying geese quilts can be made with any size geese. Making geese is easy and looks great in any planned theme, or scraps. Adjust the sashing and border to fit the size of the blocks and you have a beautiful, finished quilt top. You can even mix different sizes of geese in the same quilt.
Need ideas? Google and Pinterest have tons. I spent 30 minutes just scrolling through various ideas. Just what I don’t need is more ideas. Quilter’s Cache has a free flying geese pattern to use.
Personally, I believe Flying Geese are easy to make and can be a fantastic staple in your quilt repertoire. These blocks also make a great border for other blocks. And they look wonderful in any color scheme.
Have fun and happy quilting.
ALL PHOTOS AND WRITTEN CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.