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.
Wheel in the Road
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Wheel in the Road quilt block is a simple block to make. For those new to the "3/4 square triangle", here is your introduction to that particular quilt patch, which makes up the centre of the block. Other patches include the half square triangle and the flying geese units.
The sample quilts illustrated show how you could lay the quilt blocks either side-by-side or on point to achieve a different look. There is no end to the creativity in designing your own quilt.