Left and Right Quilt

Left and Right Quilt by Louise Wackerman

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 60" x 70"

Rating : Confident Beginner

Designed By : Louise Wackerman

Bold, repetitive, and easy to make. That’s what we all love about traditional flying geese blocks. But take a closer look at Louise Wackerman’s “Left and Right” and you’ll see that these geese are different: they all contain a lovely secondary triangle design. Louise was inspired by a storefront display of row upon row of heart-shaped sunglasses. Inspiration certainly is everywhere!

The back of the "Left and Right" quilt by Louise Wackerman

The back of the “Left and Right” quilt by Louise Wackerman

These flying geese blocks are made by sewing two half-square triangles together – not the usual method, but the one you have to follow to make this quilt. Before she sews that seam, Louise adds a tiny triangle of gray to each Half-Square Triangle. That small addition creates a subtle secondary design and adds lots of fun to this quilt.

Even more fun is the repetition of the design elements on the back of the quilt. Flip it over and you’ll see a giant version of the blocks.

Download this quilt pattern plus a dozen more in the May/June issue of Modern Patchwork.


  • 4 fat quarters* each of various prints in yellow, orange, and pink (12 fat quarters total)
  • 3 fat eighths** in gray solids or low-volume prints (or add variety with small scraps)
  • 3 ¾ yards white for background
  • 3 ¾ yards backing
  • ½ yard binding
  • Twin-size batting

*Fat quarter = 18″ x 20″
**Fat eighth = 9″ x 20″

Pick up your copy of Modern Patchwork for this pattern and more!