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.
Bright Morning Star
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Bright Morning Star quilt block is a simple nine patch featuring only squares, rectangles and flying geese patches. Even though this is an easy quilt block to construct does not mean it is boring. The placement of the fabrics is what gives this block its stunning interest to the onlooker.
The quilt featured on the left uses a standard side by side block setting. The sashing strips between the blocks add that little "something extra" to the quilt. The quilt which is illustrated on the right uses an on point setting with several blank blocks to showcase your quilting skills.
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