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Friday, May 16, 2014

The Stars

Today you will make the sawtooth stars and finish your quilt top.

From the gold fabric, cut the following:
(1) 1 3/4" x 42" strip of gold, then subcut into
(24) 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" squares, draw a diagonal line on the WSF of each square, for the sky units of the flying geese
(3) 3" x 3" squares of gold

From the blue fabric, cut the following:
(3) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares of blue
(12) 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" squares 
(12) 1 3/4" x 3"  rectangles for the geese units of the flying geese

Here is a little lesson on terminology....
The large triangles of the flying geese (blue in our sample) are called the geese units.
The smaller triangles; two per unit (gold in our sample) are called the sky units.

Now for construction of the flying geese units...

1.      Place one square on top of the rectangle, RST.                                       
2.      Sew a needle over on the scrap side of the line through both thicknesses of fabric.  Be careful to sew from corner to corner.

3.      Fold the top layer of the square back over the corner and check the alignment. Trim the scrap side of the fabric back to ¼”.  Press towards the square.   
  
4.     Place the second square on top of the other corner of your rectangle. 
5.      When making flying geese units, start sewing from the bottom of the unit, where the two squares meet, out towards the corner of the rectangle.  This will help insure an accurate ¼” at the ‘beak’ or the intersection of the two squares. 
                          


 6.      Fold the top layer of the second square back over the corner and check the alignment. Trim the scrap side of the fabric back to ¼”.  Press towards the square.                                 
7.      Check your grid dimension.  Your unit should measure the same as your original rectangle, 1 3/4" x 3".  Additionally, check for a ¼” seam allowance where both triangles meet in the middle.

Make a total of 12 flying geese units.

Now assemble the sawtooth stars:
Layout as seen above and sew together in rows.
Here are some pressing guidelines:

Now sew the rows together.
I collapsed and clipped the seam intersections as shown above.
Your sawtooth star blocks should measure 5 1/2" square.
Make 3 sawtooth star blocks.

Layout the sawtooth star blocks and 5 1/2" squares of blue as shown and assemble.
Now sew you stars and stripes together.
Hope you enjoyed!
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