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.

Arrow Crown

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Arrow Crown quilt block has no difficult patches in the block. However, do to the large number of patches required to make the block, I have assigned this quilt block to an intermediate level of difficulty.

For this sample, I decided to use a gradated range of colours, so you will see a selection from a pale yellow to a deep burgundy in these fabrics.

The sample quilts illustrated show the quilt blocks on point and also side-by-side with sashing. This can give you an idea of how many different looks you can achieve by simply using your imagination with how to set the blocks in your own quilt.