|Ruth M Sorensen Dutchman's Puzzle quilt 1930's Machine pieced, hand quilted|
The math for making 4 flying geese at once:
Cutting Fabric A (the large center triangle)
Cut 1 square the width (longest edge) of the finished block plus 1 ¼ inch. For a 2x4” flying geese block: 4" + 1 ¼" = 5 ¼”
Cutting Fabric B: (the small triangles on either side of the large triangle)
Cut 4 squares the height (shortest edge) of the finished block plus ⅞ inch. For a 2 x4” finished flying geese block: 2 + ⅞”.
Risking confusion, it is only fair to tell you that until this week I've never thought of the center triangle in flying geese blocks as the sky with the two small triangles as the wings of the goose.
I'm in the midst of applique on my son's wedding quilt--only 4 months and 3 Hawaiian applique blocks to go. My other project this week is the sample quilts for Pati's Send-It-Home shop in West Yellowstone. Pictures later in the week.