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.

Rolling Pin

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rolling Pin quilt block is an easy nine patch and introduces the quilter to the flying geese patch and the square in a square unit.

This block is a good choice for learning how to use half square triangles in a patch differently than making a single square using the two triangles, as is the most common practice.

The sample quilts illustrated give you suggestions for using just the block, set side-by-side or adding additional plain blocks to feature your quilting skills.

See also
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Stone
~ Rolling Wheel