Flying Geese


Three right angled triangles are all that is needed to create one of these Flying Geese units (or patches.) The largest triangle piece is considered to be the "geese" piece -- (why it is not called a "goose" piece is beyond me). The other two identical triangles are considered to be the "sky" pieces.

Flying geese units are probably the third most commonly used patches in quiltmaking -- following the square and the half square triangle.

Nine Patch Square
Nine Patch Square - Variation

Odd Fellow's Chain
Ohio Star in Flight
Old Fan

Padre Island Star
Pink Magnolia
Pinwheel Star


Princess Charlotte
Ribbon Star
Road to California

Road to Grandma's
Road to Rome
Rocky Garden


Rolling Pin
Rolling Rock
Rolling Stone