Farmer's Wife number 64 Peace and Plenty. While I was posting this block, I noticed that something didn't look quite right. I became acquainted with the seam ripper, and now things are looking better. This is how NOT to put your pieces together!!
I did not make mine like the book. There are so many ways you could make this block. You can make yours just like the book with 1 1/2" finished half squares if you prefer. I sewed mine differently and eliminated 4 seams.
16- 1 1/2" finished half square triangles (2" strip cut with EA)
8- 1 1/2" finished half square triangles (2" strip cut with EA)
4 - triangles cut with 2" strip and Companion Angle (CA)
Sew together 8 half squares - square them up to 2" if necessary. Join them in pairs.
Sew together 4 flying geese with the remaining triangles. I pressed the first seam toward the larger triangle and the second seam toward the smaller triangle. Square up to 2" x 3 1/2" if necessary
Join the flying geese units to the half square pairs to make 3 1/2" squares. Join the 4 squares together to complete the 6 1/2" block.
This is what your completed block should look like. I pressed the seams where the flying geese met open as well as the seams where I joined the four patches.
If you sew your 4 patches together correctly, your block should look like this.