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.

Hands of Friendship

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Hands of Friendship quilt block shown was created using a monochrome colour palette. However, this would be a wonderful selection to use in a scrappy quilt as well. Once again, your imagination is the only limiting factor.

This nine patch quilt block is comprised of only two different patches, in addition to the simple square -- the half square triangle and flying geese units.

Note how varied your quilt can look by the different setting you can choose, as illustrated in the sample quilt layouts shown.

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