I don't like flying geese. I get them wrong all the time. I finally had to do the one where you make one seam. It works great but then I have to sew down the middle section on each goose. Lots of extra work. But it's the only thing that works for me. I haven't tried the method you are trying. I love stars so much that I would love a fool proof method of making flying geese. I've asked this question about how to make them without losing your points. And the 1 seam method was the one that worked.