Piecing Flying Geese
Method 2: Using One Large Triangle of One Fabric and Two Small Triangles of a Contrasting Fabric
To determine what size of quarter-square triangle to cut for the center of the Flying Geese unit, add 1-1/4” to the desired finished width of the Flying Geese unit.
To determine what size half-square triangles to cut for the small triangles, add 7/8” to the desired finished height of the Flying Geese unit.
For example, for a 1-1/2x3” finished Flying Geese unit, cut a 4-1/4” square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X to yield four large triangles.
Cut a 2-3/8” square, cutting it diagonally in half to yield two small triangles.
With right sides together, sew a small triangle to a short edge of the large triangle using a 1/4” seam allowance.
Note: The corners of the small triangle will extend 1/4” beyond each end of the large triangle.