Building on what we did last week, we will be making 2 colors of Flying Geese using the same 'no waste' method for our Week 6 block Flying Geese.
You will need 3 Colors and a Background Fabric.
Fabric A - Color 1 (Flying Geese)
Fabric B - Color 2 (Flying Geese)
Fabric C - Background
Fabric A - Cut 1- 7 1/2" square
Fabric B - Cut 1 - 7 1/2" square
Fabric C - Cut 8 - 4" squares
Using a a ¼” Marking tool (such as the Magic Wand by Studio 180) mark the sew lines on the wrong side of the Fabric C – 4” squares. (Note: you can also draw a diagonal line down the center and then sew ¼” on either side of that line, but I find marking the sewing lines makes the flying geese more accurate)
Place 2 of the Fabric C squares, right sides together, on Fabric A square as shown. (**Notice that the Fabric C squares are slightly pulled away from the edges of the Fabric A square)
Sew on drawn lines.
Cut apart down the center between your sew lines.
Press toward Fabric C.
Place a Fabric C square on each of the above units as shown.
Sew on drawn lines.
Cut apart down the center between sew lines.
Press toward Fabric C. You will have 4 slightly oversized Flying Geese.
Trim the 4 Flying Geese units to 3 1/2" x 6 1/2". I prefer the Wing Clipper tool to trim these, as the tool is marked for 10 different size Flying Geese. You can use any ruler, just remember to leave the 1/4" seam allowance so as not to chop off the point of the Flying Geese.
You will have 4 Fabric A Flying Geese.
Repeat the steps above with the Fabric B square until you have 4 trimmed Fabric B Flying Geese.
Sew a Fabric A Flying Geese to a Fabric B Flying Geese as shown.
Press toward Fabric B.
Lay out your pieces as shown (or play with a different configuration if you want to).
Sew the top and bottom units together as shown. Press toward the Fabric A Geese.
Sew top row to bottom row to complete block. Press seam open.
You should be an expert at Flying Geese now! Great job!
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