June 2003 Block of the Month
(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 Medium and eight 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of
Dark (Green) 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.
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 3 strips Light background, 1 1/2" x at least 34". Cut 3 strips Dark (red) 1 1/2" x at least 34". Sew together in two strip sets, one light/dark/light and one dark/light/dark. Cross cut into 1 1/2" sections. Assemble the sections into 4 nine-patch blocks. Sew two of these nine-patch blocks onto each end of two of the flying geese units.
Cut 5 Light squares, 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" and 4 dark (red) squares 1 7/8" x 1 7/8". Assemble these squares into a nine-patch block.
Cut 1 square, 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" and divide diagonally twice to make 4 quarter square triangles. Sew two of these triangles to opposite sides of the center nine-patch. Sew the other two triangles to the other two sides of the center nine-patch.
To finish: Sew the two flying geese units without the nine-patches on the ends to opposite sides of the center square. Sew the other two flying geese units to the other two sides of the center square.
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