What is Foundation Paper Piecing
Foundation Paper Piecing is when you sew your fabric directly on to a ‘foundation’ that has a guide printed on it that shows you were to sew.
A foundation can also be another fabric if a pattern is printed on it but traditionally foundation paper piecing involves – you guessed it – paper.
Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) involves sewing patches on to the foundation in a specific order so that you are always sewing along a straight line.
When the patches are all together they can make anything from an animal to a start to mini flying geese!
You need four triangle patches for the central flying geese in this pattern, and 8 background patches.
I choose to go with patterned fabric for the central geese and various white patches for the background.
I made this FPP pattern the size that it is in order to use it on a huge heap of triangle shaped off cuts from the current quilt pattern I am working on.