Hello and happy Wednesday! I tell you, it’s been really hard not being able to post about the Moda Block Heads 2 quilt on the Wednesdays since the final block was released. I so enjoyed making that quilt. I’ve heard rumor that there will be a Moda Block Heads 3 and will be sure to pass along any details as soon as they are available. Today I’m sharing my method for making perfect flying geese quilt blocks. I mentioned my favorite technique for this block throughout the Moda Block Heads 2 quilt along and now have a short video to share with this method.
Perfect Flying Geese Quilt Blocks
Watch the video below to see how I make my perfect flying geese quilt blocks.
I’ve always loved making flying geese blocks, so of course one of my Moda Block Heads 2 blocks had to use flying geese (get the information on this 6″ quilt block here).
I previously wrote a blog post on making flying geese quilt blocks that you can read here, but the video tutorial shows exactly how I use the Bloc Loc ruler in order to trim the unit to the perfect size.
My Most Commonly Used Sizes of Flying Geese
- 3″ x 6″ finished (most often used in 12″ blocks)
- 1 ½″ x 3″ finished (most often used in 6″ blocks)
- 2″ x 4″ finished (also frequently used)
The only drawback with these rulers is that you have to buy one for each size of flying geese block you are going to make. Since they are a little pricey, I first started out with the three standard sizes above. Then I added the smaller sizes as I needed them.
If you love flying geese like I do…here are some other pattern options that utilize these fun blocks:
More Flying Geese Quilts and Patterns
- Mini Quilt Tutorial (shown is my Christmas version, but you could use any type of fabrics)
- Shangri La Quilt
- Star Bright Quilt
- Star Bright Mini Quilt
- Favorite Things Quilt
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Thank you so much for taking the time to make this video! I haven’t made a lot of these blocks, but your video is such a help. Now I won’t be so intimidated by them! Love your blog Sherri!
Janice Parker says
I really enjoyed your video on making perfect flying geese units. I am going to check out the bloc lock rulers.
Diane Gill says
All of your videos are so informative. I have learned so much from watching them. Thank you for sharing and showing all your fabulous quilts.
I love flying geese too and yeah, for a Moda Block Heads 3!
Nancy A. says
I know you also like the Simple Folded Corners Ruler, which I now own. Can you/do you use that for geese ever? I am trying to decide whether to invest in some of the Bloc-Loc geese rulers for the Summer Moon quilt, which looks to pretty consistently use the same three sizes in multiple blocks.
Missy Reynolds says
Thank you so much for this info! I hate making flying geese blocks because the corner triangles always come out wonky. I even bought a couple of the bloc-loc rulers but didn’t realize there was a cutting chart. I’ve found it online and am excited to try again. I love my 6.5” Bloc-loc HST trimming tool and the simple folded corners one. Have a wonderful day!!!