Summer 2021 Mystery Quilt: Clue #2

Clue #2: Flying Geese

This is a “No Waste” method of making flying geese. And, once you do it, you will like it! Promise!

Step #1

Take the (72 ) 2 7/8” squares of Contrast #1 and mark them down the middle.

Step #2

Take (18) 5 1/4″ background squares

Lay the Contrast #1 squares on top of the background square with right sides together.

Line up the drawn lines of the Contrast #1 squares as shown in red in the picture.  Sew a ¼”  line on each side of the marked squares (shown in black in the picture.)

Step #3

Cut on the drawn (red) line.  Press towards Contrast #1.  You will have 2 pieces that are like the picture.  (I know it’s weird, but bear with me!)

Step #4

Take a 2 7/8” Contrast #1 square and place it on each of the Step #3 pieces (as shown in the picture.   Sew ¼”  line away from the marked centres. (the black line)

Step #5

Cut along the centre (red line) and press towards Contrast #1

You will have 4 Flying geese from each 5 ¼” neutral square.  

The flying geese block should look like this and there should be 4 flying geese blocks from each 5 1/4″ square.

Make 72 Flying Geese     If you wish, label them “Flying Geese.”  Set aside

Now … wasn’t that easy?  And you don’t have any pesky waste triangles to worry about!



Here is the schedule and links to the previously posted clues.

July 3 Cutting Instructions

July 6 Clue #1

July 10 Clue #2

July 13 Clue #3

July 17 Clue #4

July 20 Clue #5

July 24 Clue #6

July 27 Clue #7

July 31 Clue #8

August 3 Clue #9

August 7 Clue #10

Linky Party: August 24

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

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  4. I’m sorry , I just don’t understand clue #2. Do I put the 2 7/8″ square on the corner of the 5″ square and then another 5
    ” square on top of the 2″ square?? It can’t be that hard but I just don’t get it and don’t want to quit just yet…help please

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    • Hi,
      Sorry that the directions aren’t clear.
      You lay one 2 7/8″ square on one corner of the 5 !/4″ square and the other in the opposite corner. If you look at the diagram, the blue squares are the 2 7/8″ squares, laid on top of the 5 1/4″ square … right sides together. Then you sew 1/4″ on both sides of the previously drawn line. Then cut down the middle on the drawn line.
      Does this make sense?
      Please let me know.


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