Five Flying Geese Block
Using the Quilt as You Piece Method
This is the 7th quilt block tutorial in a series on how to make quilt blocks using the Quilt as You Piece Method. This tutorial is not about making a quilt, it is about making the "Quilt as You Piece" block that you can add to the type of quilt where the blocks are joined after they are made, quilted then joined to other blocks. Like a Quilt as You Go Quilt. The size of the block I am making for this tutorial is a 10" x 10" block. The measurements for the cut size can be rounded up to the next 1/8" to allow for variances while you work.
I have included templates for this quilt block so you can use scraps and/or 2-1/2" strips if you want to. The sizes listed below are basically there if you are using scraps. I am using the 2-1/2" strips so I am going to use my templates to use my strips as efficiently as I can.
For each block, you will need: In the list below, you can add a little bit to the length of each piece of batting and fabric to allow for shifting and trimming up as you go. The chart shows the actual size pieces that will be used after trimming.
- 4 Pieces Fabric, 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" 2 each of 4 prints.Piece A
- 10 Pieces Fabric, 2-3/4" x 4-1/8" 5 each of 2 prints. Piece B
- 10 Pieces Fabric, 2-3/4" x 4-1/8" 5 each of 2 prints. Piece C
- 10 Pieces Fabric, 2-1/2" x 7-5/8" 10 each of 2 prints. Piece D
- 2 Pieces Cotton Batting, 2.25" x 10-1/2" Piece A
- 5 Pieces Cotton Batting, 2-1/2" x 4-1/8" Piece B
- 5 Pieces Cotton Batting, 2-1/2" x 4-1/8" Piece C
- 5 Piece Cotton Batting, 2.5" x 7-5/8" Piece D
- Cotton Sewing thread in neutral color, 50wt preferred.
- Washable Liquid Glue
- Washable Glue Stick
- Cardstock or paper to print your templates onto. The templates are in the PDF file
These are the tools I used. Use what you have.
- Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat
- Pair of Fabric Scissors
- Temporary Marking Device
- 18"x3" quilt ruler
- 10.5"x10.5" Square Ruler
- Dry Iron & Pressing Board
This pattern sheet just provides what materials you need and what size pieces you need to make a 10" block and in what order to sew the pieces of the block together. It does not go into detail how I put them together in the Quilt as You Piece manner, please refer to our tutorial of the Five Strip Rail Fence Block for the basic concept and instructions on how to do Quilt as You Piece for this block and all other blocks in this series.
Follow the numbering Chart and the layering methods explained in the Five Strip Rail Fence Block to put this block together. You can also see how this block is put together by watching our Video, Watch Video At YouTube
Pieces B and C call for strips that are 2-3/4" wide but you can use the 2-1/2" strips if you like. I have provided the templates you will need to make it easier for you to use the narrower strips. I didn't bother with including templates for the 10-1/2" strips, I figured they are simple enough and don't require a template. I know the short sides will be on the bias but if you starch your pieces lightly or carefully lay them on the seams and glue them in place before stitching, you should be able to prevent them from distorting.
Printing your templates: There is a 1" x 1" box on the template, when you print it out, measure the box to make sure you have the correct gauge. Set your printer to print actual size.
Written on November 2, 2021 © 2021-2023 by Julie A Bolduc of Just Plain Fun p401005