Modern Fundamentals: Flying Geese

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In each issue of the MQG Journal, Yvonne Fuchs will teach us the Modern Fundamentals of quilting. In this first issue of the MQG Journal, we will explore the many ways you can make Flying Geese quilt blocks. 

Learn to make the versatile Flying Geese block with ease using the stitch and flip and no waste methods. With step-by-step instruction and handy cutting charts, Modern Fundamentals take the guesswork out of piecing perfect Flying Geese.

Practice your Flying Geese blocks and small piecing with the A Tiny Bird's Melody placemat and antibacterial wipe cover pattern, available on the Resources page.

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Yvonne is a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, designer, and technical editor. She was introduced to quilting by her paternal grandmother in high school when her grandmother offered to hand quilt a twin-size quilt to use in her college dorm room if Yvonne made the quilt top. Now, 25 years later, Yvonne has developed a style that bridges her technical background and love of bold color, specializing in transparency color play and bold, geometric designs. Yvonne’s quilts have been featured in numerous national and international magazines, quilt shows, and Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century. She lives on the big island of Hawaii with her husband.

You can follow her creative journey on her blog,, or on Instagram @quiltingjetgirl.