The lovely Di - Random Thoughts of Do or Di - asked for flying geese blocks for the Modern Stitching Bee for this month. She specified the colour palette and that the background be grey. Other than that we could make whatever block we wanted as long as it was on a three inch scale. So we could do a 6" x 24" block, a 12" block, or a 15" x 9" block, whatever. The dimensions were our choice, as was the layout.
I went online for a tutorial for making flying geese without any leftover fabric. I've done it before but I needed reminding of how to do it. I highly recommend this tutorial as it tells you how to make the blocks, and - more importantly - the maths involved to make geese of whatever size you would like.
Once I worked out my requirements the sewing was simple, and chain piecing was easy.
I made one 12" square block and it came in only slightly bigger than the unfinished 12.5" required measurements. The instructions said to use a scant 1/4" seam so I suppose I was a little more scant than required. I am hoping Di can still work with this.
For my second block I was going to do a long strip but in the end I decided to send Di six 6" square blocks so she could slot them in where required, or piece them together if that worked better.