Hello Robins,

Usually I save Flying Geese blocks for the fall as the geese in this area are literally taking off somewhere warmer, but a few days ago a large flock of them flew overhead in East Van and I took it as a sign that Canada geese are still with us, even in February.

I’ve mentioned before that Flying Geese are my nemesis blocks because I’m not always the best precision sewist. I needed to figure out a tweak to the standard No Waste Flying Geese tutorials, and goshdarnit I seem to have done it: Most of the online tutorials for the 3″ x 6″ finished blocks have you cut a square 7 1/4″ and the smaller squares 3 7/8″ … I get much better space around the triangle if the outside squares are 4″. The additional 1/8″ makes a big difference in preserving the pointy points while still trimming to 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2. Now I want to keep going and make more Flying Geese units – multiplying like geese on a golf course.

This month add some Flying Geese to your RR top, and share them with the rest of us by tagging your photos on IG with #vanmqgrr21 and #vancouvermqg.

Niki Storr

Flying Geese (Ann Kelle)