Don’t forget to refer to Patti Anderson’s tutorial for making flying geese.
Remember that this is a stash project! Use as many different fabrics as you choose. Also, “brightly colored stash fabric” is my term for the fabrics I’m using along with my background fabric. Use any fabric selection you choose and use it in place of the “brightly colored stash fabric”.
1. Cut 12 – 9-1/4″ background squares.
2. Cut 48 – 4-7/8″ brightly colored stash fabric squares.
3. Using a 9-1/4″ background square and four – 4-7/8″ brightly colored stash square.
4. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 4-7/8″ squares. Lay two 4-7/8″ squares on opposite corners of the 9-1/4″ square, right sides together. (These two squares will not end up in the same flying geese unit). Sew 1/4″ on each side of the drawn line. If you made a sample before starting this project, you know whether you need to make a full 1/4″ seam or a scant 1/4″ seam.
5. Cut on the drawn line. Press the points out (away from the background fabric).
6. Lay a third 4-7/8″ square on the remaining background corner of one of the units just made. Sew 1/4″ on both sides of the drawn line.
7. Cut on the drawn line. Press the points out and you’ll have two flying geese units.
8. Be careful when pressing these units. It’s easy to stretch those diagonal seams. You may end up with a slightly curved edge. If this happens, hold one corner at a time, press out along that seam line until your piece is straight. These pieces should measure 4-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ unfinished.
9. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 to end up with four flying geese from each 9-1/4″ background square/4-7/8″ brightly colored squares.
10. You will need 48 of these flying geese units.