Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dance with Me BOM Block 1 – Step 1 Flying Geese

Step 1 Flying Geese

Today, starts the first of 3 blogs on how to assemble block 1.  I will be just talking about the assembly process in these blogs, if you need the exact number of blocks to make or cutting instructions, please download the pattern, HERE.

I’m assuming that you have already finished the cutting of your fabric pieces following the Cutting Instructions.  

Tip: One clever way to label your pieces is to use the white parts selvage pieces mark the letter with a fabric marking pencil. All seams are sewn with ¼” seam allowance.

OK, let’s get started. No Waste Flying Geese is my favorite way to assemble flying geese.

For the flying geese you will need pieces C and F.

Step 1. On the back of the C squares you will need to draw a diagonal lines.

Step 2Lay an F square down right side up and lay 2 C squares right sides facing down on the opposite corners of the F square. Make sure the corners overlap and the diagonal lines match up. Sew 1/4"  on each side of the diagonal line.


Step 3. Cut down the center to make 2 units.  Press open.

Step 4. After pressing, lay another C square on the corner of the half unit, like above.  The diagonal line will be in the center of the two wings. Sew ¼” on each side of the diagonal line.

Step 5. Cut down the center of the diagonal line and press the open to finish the unit.  Square to the size your instructions state.  Repeat until you have all the center blocks completed (refer to pattern instructions).

Please feel free to comment below if you have questions or comments.

Tomorrow, we will be making the Center Blocks.  Have a great day!

Happy Sewing, 



  1. So glad you are sharing this method of making flying geese; it really takes the difficulty out of it. They come out consistent and accurate without fuss. More people need to learn this method, imo. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    1. Thank you! Please send pictures of your blocks when complete. Would love to see them.