Flying Geese Wall Quilt
Waste Triangle Project
Copyright 2003 by Pat Speth, Author of Nickel Quilts
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This project is a great way to make use of the waste triangles
created while making certain quilts in the book Nickel Quilts
or from other projects. For lecture and workshop information, email
Pat Speth at Pat@PatSpeth.com
- Block Size: 5" (if you trim the waste triangles to 1 ¾")
See step 1 before trimming.
- Quilt Size: 26 ½" x 36 ½"
- Block Set: 4 x 6
- Number of Blocks: 24
- Half Square Triangles needed for project: 192 pairs
- Half Square Triangles needed for each block: 4 pairs or 8 singles
Additional Materials Required
Material for block sides: ½ yd.
Inner Border: ¼ yd. Cut inner border strips
1 ½" wide.
Outer Border & Binding: ¾ yd. Cut outer
border strips 2 ½ " wide. Cut binding strips 2 ½"
Backing fabric: 1 yd.
The Flying Geese Block is made up of 4 Flying Geese Units.
Each Flying Geese Unit is made up of 2 Waste Half Square Triangle
- Select either a matching pair of Waste Half Square Triangle
Units or 2 singles, whatever you have on hand. Press one to the
dark the other to the light before trimming up to 1 ¾”
- Sew the 2 Waste Half Square Triangle Units into Flying Geese
- Join 4 Flying Geese Units together.
- Cut sidepieces 1 ¾” x 5 ½” add to
Flying Geese Units..
- Sew the blocks into rows alternating the direction of every
rows 1, 3 & 5
rows 2, 4 & 6
- Join the rows together to form the quilt top.
- Add borders, layer the quilt top with batting and backing.
Hand or machine quilt, bind the edges, add a label and enjoy.
Copyright 2003 Pat Speth, Author of Nickel Quilts