Welcome to the second post of our January Super Simple Sampler block series! This month the theme is flying geese, you can see the tutorial for the first block, Here. If you are making a quilt with lots of flying geese units, you might like my quick tutorial on my favorite method for chain piecing flying geese blocks. Click Here to see it.
Today, the block is kind of fun because the flying geese are not as obvious…as part of the whole block you see a star rather than the four flying geese. Let’s make it!
From the blue: cut (4) 3 1/2″ x 2″ rectangles; (4) 2″ squares
from the black/white: cut (4) 2″ squares
from each of the yellow and pink: cut (2) 3 1/2″ x 2″ rectangles
1. Place a blue 2″ square right sides facing, over one end of a yellow rectangle. Fold the blue square in half on diagonal and finger press to crease.
2. Using the crease as a guide, sew across the diagonal of the square as shown below.
3. Trim the excess corner fabric 1/4″ from the seam. Open and press.
4. Repeat steps 103 to add blue squares to one side of all the yellow and pink rectangles.
5. Follow the same steps to add the black and white square to the other side of each yellow and pink rectangle. Ensure proper placement so that the geese are all pointed the same direction, eg. when the “goose” is pointing up, the right side triangle is black/white and the left is blue. See photo below for orientation.
6. Sew a blue 3 1/2″ x 2″ rectangle to the bottom of each flying geese unit. Blue rectangle should be adjacent to the pink/yellow as shown above.
7. Arrange the four units as shown above. Sew the yellow flying geese units to the pink and press toward the pink.
8. Sew the two halves together to complete the block. Press well. It should measure 6 1/2″
Thanks for sewing with me! I hope that those of you in the depths of winter are inside making cozy quilts or other things you enjoy…