Giant Fat Quarter Flying Geese – Queen Size
The Fat Quarter Flying Geese free quilt pattern/tutorial makes a queen size quilt using fat quarters. These traditional Flying Geese block units are HUGE! Get your fat quarter pieces out and pull 28 coordinating pieces. No more hoarding fat quarters with this easy, big ole’ design.
Fabrics Used in this Quilt
- 24-piece fat quarter bundle (Garnet, by Nancy Zieman)
- Plus 4 additional coordinating fat quarters
- 1 yard of brown for the 4″ border
- Additional fabric for the binding
Using the free pattern, I stitched 55 HUGE geese each measuring 16-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.
Note: If you happen to have a layer cake (10″ precut square pieces) rather than a fat quarter bundle, use this Giant Flying Geese with Layer Cakes pattern instead.
Sew the Quilt
The quilt is arranged in five columns, each with 11 rectangular blocks. The easiest way to create the top:
- Sew pairs of geese together along the longest side to create a square.
- Save 5 single geese off to the side.
- Add 5 pairs to each column in any direction.
- Lastly, add one remaining single rectangle-geese block per column.
Yes, it is pretty random. I like that look. But, by sewing the geese in pairs first, you do have the option of making a traditional style quilt where the geese (large triangle) points all “fly” in one direction.
The quilt is framed in a 4″ brown border. I think it helps with the randomness.
The design is quilted focusing the geese (larger) and sky (smaller) triangles separately.
Without the borders, the quilt measures approximately 80″ x 88″. Turns out, that is really big for snapping a photo in the back yard.
Here it is on the fence…. oops- with wind. I’m sure there’s an actual “flying geese” joke here somewhere….
Ah, wait. Here we go. I love how this turned out and wouldn’t ya know, I have more fat quarters to create another quilt.