July 2003 Block of the Month

Flying Geese Star

(12 1/2" unfinished 12" finished)

 

 

Cutting:

   

    8 rectangles of light, 4 3/4" x 2 5/8"

    16 squares of Dark, 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"

    2 squares of medium, 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  Divide each diagonally to make 8 half-square triangles.

    1 square of medium 7 1/8" x 7 1/8".  Divide diagonally twice to make 8 quarter-square triangles.

    1 square of light (center square) 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"

 

Using the Eight 4 3/4" x 2 5/8" rectangles of light and Sixteen 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" squares of

Dark (Orange) make 8 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.

 

 

 

 

Using the colored picture as a guide, sew the Flying Geese units together in pairs.  Sew one of the light 1/2 square triangles to the outside end of each pair.

Sew one of the medium quarter square triangles to each side of two of the flying geese units.

Sew the remaining two flying geese units to opposite sides of the center square.  Finish by sewing the two flying geese units with the side triangles to the other two sides of the center.

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