January 2003 Block of the Month

Sawtooth Star

(12 1/2" unfinished 12" finished)


Make Side Units using quick flying geese units:


Cut four 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles of Light and eight 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of

Dark to make the side units (flying geese units)


To Make Quick Flying Geese Units:


Place a square on top of one of the rectangles, right sides together, matching outside edges.  Stitch diagonally across square from corner to corner (dotted line on figure),  Cut on solid line, approximately 1/4" from the stitching line.  Press triangle out.



Place a second square of fabric on the other side of the rectangle, again matching outside edges.  Stitch diagonally across square, trim and press to finish flying geese unit.



After you have pressed out the flying geese units, square them up to 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"


Cut 4 light squares, 3 1/2" for corner squares.  Sew a corner square to each end of two of the flying geese units.


Cut 1 square of medium fabric, 6 1/2" and sew the other two flying geese units to each side. 


Finish block by sewing the Flying Geese/Corner square units to the other two sides of the center square.





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