Thursday, November 3, 2022

Melodic Mystery ++ More Flying Geese

Let's Make More Flying Geese!  

I am sorry for all of the flying geese, I promise that this is the last of them :)  

Welcome to the November set of instructions for the Melodic Mystery Quilt! The Melodic Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that runs from July 2022 through April 2023 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. 

There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along, instructions are published monthly so there is plenty of time to catch up! You can find all of the information about the Melodic Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more in the Main Melodic Mystery Quilt Page.

Easy to Print PDF Instructions

Now that the Melodic Mystery quilt along has ended, you can find a easy to print, full version of the pattern for sale in my pattern shop.

More Flying Geese Units

Combine 18 fabric B squares 7 ¼" x 7 ¼" and 72 bg squares 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞" to make 72 B/bg flying geese units 3 ½" x 6 ½" using the No Waste Flying Geese method. 

1.  Place 2 of the bg squares 3 ⅞ x 3 ⅞" on opposite corners of a fabric B square 7 ¼" x 7 ¼" right sides together.  

The bg squares will overlap in the middle of the fabric B square.  

Use a removable marking device to make a line diagonally across the bg squares (solid line).

2.  Sew a scant ¼" seam on both sides of the marked line (dotted lines) and then cut on the marked line (solid line).

3.  Press the seams towards the bg squares. (You will have two of these intermediate units.)   

For each intermediate unit, place a bg square 3 ⅞ x 3 ⅞" on the corner of the fabric B square right sides together.

Draw a diagonal line on the bg square (solid line) and sew a scant ¼" on both sides of the marked line (dotted lines).

4.  Cut on the marked line (solid line) and press the seams towards the bg squares.  
Each set of 1 fabric B square and 4 bg squares will yield 4 B/bg flying geese.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 to make a total of 72 B/bg flying geese units.  

Cut off tabs (also known as dog ears) and trim blocks to 3 ½" x 6 ½" if necessary, making sure there is ¼" between the point of the goose triangle and the edge of the unit.

Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Melodic Mystery Quilt!

Any questions? Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page. I look forward to seeing everyone's fabric selections. The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of next month.



  1. I don't mind making flying geese blocks. Thank you for another fun mystery.

  2. I love flying geese! I get such a great feeling when they turn out just right! Like so many others, I started quilting during the Covid shutdown and am really enjoying the journey. Thanks so much for taking your time to share this mystery.

    1. I love FG, too, though I make them a different way. They are good for so many things!

  3. Love flying geese also. Really enjoying this journey!

  4. I love making flying geese that way, but haven't joined in this year with thinking we may have been going away, which didn't happen, though October has been a no go for me after falling & cracking my ribs, but seems I'm a lot better now and sewing again. I did make on quilt from your Charm book and everyone "loves" it. Thank you. Take care & hugs.

  5. Love flying geese. 72 is not a lot for a month
    On Bonnie Hunter’s mysteries we had to make 164 in a week. So your is a much slower pace 🥰🙂👍
    Thanks so much for doing the mystery quilt
    This is the third one I have done and have loved all of them

  6. No need to apologize for more flying geese. Obviously, they are part of the quilt design. I have seen entire quilts made of only flying geese. Thank you for the mystery.

  7. For me, it's not Thanksgiving dinner without some form of sweet potato casserole! My older son and his wife are vegetarian, so I have made some interesting things for Thanksgiving lately!!

  8. Hello; I just found your mystery quilt just now. I have a question, the fabric tones is (A); light, (B); medium, (C); dark, and back ground is light, correct me if I'm wrong? Thank you


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