I took a class a while back from Joann Belling hosted by the Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild about a slick way to make Flying Geese units and another block she calls “A Brave New World.” Her teaching was so engaging and fun, she included many tips and tricks for doing things as efficiently as possible. Clipping the corners as you clip the thread, rotary cutting without a ruler when a straight cut isn’t critical and chain piecing are just a few of the time-saving tenants she preached.
Well, Connecting Threads just posted a great tutorial that is just like Joann’s method for doing the geese…so you better go check it out if you don’t know how to do it yet!
Here’s some photos of my first blocks made with her technique. I just used some scraps I had ready in time for class. Then later I found the beautiful floral center fabric coordinated very well! Such luck!