You all are asking for the directions for no waste flying geese. I think I might have over estimated the amount of fabric I will save but it is still pretty significant probably somewhere between 1/2 yard and 1 yard. You should do your own calculations before you buy your fabric if you don't want to under buy...
The method that Melissa used in her Flying in Squares quilt here is what I was talking about. It is step two. But there she doesn't give you the calculations to make these for other quilts. So this is what you do... the fabric that is going to become your goose (the center triangle) needs to be a square that is 1 1/4" bigger than your finished block's width. In Swoon the geese are 6.5 x 3.5 unfinished so you need the square to be 7 1/4 (because the geese are 6" finished) then the small triangle fabric (the side triangles) needs to be 7/8 bigger than the finished height of the goose, in this case 3 7/8. You need one big goose fabric square and 4 small side fabric squares. When you put them together you get 4 geese out of these pieces. So:
1- 7 1/4 sq + 4- 3 7/8 sqs
is equal to
4- 6.5 x 3.5 rectangles + 8- 3.5 sqs
If you drew this out you would see that you are basically saving a little less than half of the fabric making them this way.
I am so excited Good Fortune will be here tomorrow or Monday and A Walk In The Woods charm packs are on their way too :)
Sorry no pretty pictures today I am buried in orders and have to run... hugs to you all!