Happy New Year and welcome to Part One of my Orphans & Scraps Sew~Along!! I'm so happy that you've joined me.
As you know, it's my objective to use up left-over orphan units and a bunch of scraps in making this little project. All of the blocks will finish to 4 inches. Don't fret....none of the pieces are smaller than 1 1/2 inches. Let's get ya started.....
*Cutting Instructions to make Flying Geese:
*Cut (8) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" assorted light print rectangles.
*Cut (16) 1 1/2" squares (in matching pairs or not!) of assorted medium or dark prints.
Use (8) Flying Geese orphan units OR make (8) Flying Geese units that should
measure 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" unfinished.
Arrange the Flying Geese units as shown. Sew them into pairs; press seams open. Pairs should measure 2 1/2" square.
Sew the pairs together into rows, then sew rows together; press seams open. Your block should measure 4 1/2" unfinished.
That was fun, and we're done for now! Part Two coming up next Friday!
P.S. There's a lot of great information about starching your fabrics, making Half & Quarter Square Triangles larger and trimming them to perfection, making perfect Flying Geese, perfecting your 1/4 inch seams, pressing, and a whole lot more in my Heartspun Quilts Hints Book!! Click here to read more about it.