Our 6 piece block is made up of two flying geese units. You need more than one to appreciate their full beauty.
It helps when you make the block, to visualise how they are made. You have the geese and the sky. Just think to late summer and you see the geese migrating, they form the classic > in the sky and that’s just how our block is made.
As with a lot of blocks, there is more than one way to make them. The method I am demonstrating today allows you to create four small bonus half square triangles should you wish to do so.
To make the block, first cut your fabric as below:
Sky pieces-4 x 3 1/2″ squares
Geese-2-3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
On the reverse side of your squares, draw a line diagonally from one top corner to the bottom corner. This will mark your stitching line.
Place one square on top of your geese (rectangle) making sure that your stitching line goes from the centre to the corner. (If you want to create bonus half square triangles, follow the instructions in the video). Stitch from the centre to the corner along the marked line. Trim 1/4″ from the stitching line, make sure it is to the outside of the block, not the inside. Press the ‘sky’ open.
Place the other square on the other end of your rectangle, again making sure the stitching line goes from the centre to the corner. It will overlap the first square. Repeat as for first side and press.
Repeat the whole process to create your second flying geese unit. You now have to join your units.
Place right sides together, making sure the point of one unit is in the centre of the other rectangle. Stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance.
Press your block
We are now halfway through making our blocks so we are going to join them together in pairs. You can follow the order I join the blocks in the video, or else you can join them in an order you find more pleasing. To make it easier for you, make sure that the points on one block are joined to a straight edge on the other. As before, we are using a ¼” seam allowance.
Come back for block 7 tomorrow.
If you’ve missed it you will find the previous blocks here: