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 Stone

Free Quilt Block Pattern

You might think you recognize the Rolling Stone quilt block as it seems so familiar. Well, you are right -- it is made of all the same components as the Rolling Pin block, but the some of the patches are placed in a different direction, and the placement of the colours makes all the difference in the new look of the Rolling Stone block.

(It might be fun to try out making a two block quilt using these two blocks. Look for that in the future as this is one of my plans going forward.)

This quilt block uses a familiar patch -- the flying geese unit and also makes good use of the less common patch -- the square in a square.

The sample quilts illustrated show settings of the blocks side by side as well as on point with additional blank blocks to show off your quilting skill.

See also
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Wheel