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.

Connemara

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Connemara is a region in County Galway, Ireland and is known for its famous green marble.

The Connemara quilt block is a simple nine patch comprised of squares, rectangles, half square triangles and flying geese units.

Two very different quilts are illustrated to show you variations on an on point setting of the quilt blocks. What will your imagination come up with?

More "Irish" quilt blocks
~ Danny Boy
~ Irish Puzzle
~ Lucky Clover