Friday, March 16, 2012


This is FW block number 102.  I am not following the instructions on this block either.  Feel free to construct the block your own way.

Color 1:
  • 4 triangles cut with the companion angle and a 2" strip
  • 4 pieces 2" x 3 1/2"
Color 2:
  • 16 half squares cut with the Easy Angle (2" strip)

Once again, we are going to be making trapezoids out of the rectangles.  Cut the 4 rectangles into trapezoids as illustrated.  Once you cut one side, rotate the fabric and cut the other side.  Take the 4 triangles cut with the companion angle, and add a half square to each side making (4) 2" x 3 1/2" flying geese.  Add the remaining triangles to the trapezoids.

*If you don't like the cut-away method, feel free to use 2" square instead and sew corner to corner. You will get the same end result. 

 Press the trapezoid shapes to one side (or open if you prefer)

Arrange the geese and trapezoid units as shown and sew together in a 4 patch fashion.  Make sure you check your units and square up if necessary.  After you join the rectangles they should measure 3 1/2" X 3 1/2".
Hope you enjoyed this block. I think it is a fun and attractive block.

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