Lesly was right when she said that making flying geese is "mind-bogglingly tedious." All of that cutting and matching and pressing can get extremely confusing, not to mention extremely old (extremely fast!).
It turns out, there's a better way. Thanks to the kind folks at Quilter's Cache, I learned a couple new ways to make flying geese.
This tutorial covers my favorite method. It creates four flying geese at once. Of course, there is a little bit of math, but don't worry, it's only simple addition.