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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
For those wanting to make larger quilt blocks, the County Fair block might be the answer. Not only is it an interesting choice, you can make some really striking quilts depending on how you set the blocks.
The main reason for making this as a large quilt block, is that it contains smaller blocks within. These smaller blocks have quite a few pieces, and therefore those pieces are smaller, and as a result, there are more seams and more bulk.
I was having so much fun playing around with the quilt designs that I have included four sample quilts instead of the usual two. I also changed up some of the colours to give you more ideas. I hope you enjoy this block as much as I did.