I've used a few bits and pieces for my RSC and Quilty 365 blocks, but had been thinking about what else I might do with them. One block I haven't ever made much, but wanted to get some practice on, is Flying Geese. I knew there were multiple ways to make them, so decided to research the method where you can make four at a time with no waste. I imagine there are tutorials everywhere online for this method, but I used this one from Connecting Threads.
I had some solids in my stash that seemed to coordinate pretty well with the 30s florals, so I added them in to the mix. This method has you cut a 5 3/4 inch square for the main fabric, and 4 - 3 1/8 inch squares for the coordinating color. (The tutorial includes how to do the math in order to get different sizes.) Place two of the smaller squares at opposite corners of the larger square, draw a line, and sew on either side of the line.
Cut on the drawn line to make two new pieces.
Then add the two remaining small squares as shown below, draw a line through the center, sew on either side of the line, and cut apart again.
After pressing, you end up with four flying geese! If your piecing and stitching is precise, they will be 4 1/2 inches finished. Mine were pretty close, but I did have to do a little trimming!
So far, I've made four sets of flying geese. I laid them out one way, with all the same colors together.
And another way, just to see what they would look like if I mixed them up a little bit.
Kind of fun to play with! Who knows what they will become... There is certainly still a lot of fabric left to make more flying geese and end up with something bigger!
Linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! today. Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!