Half Square Triangle Units
- Gather a light neutral 4-7/8” x 4-7/8” square and an orange print square of the same size. Draw a line from one corner to the opposite corner of each light square.
- Use the quick pieced half-square triangle unit method to create two half square triangle units from the pair (Figure 1). Each of the units should measure 4-1/2” x 4-1/2”.
- Repeat to make two more neutral/orange half-square triangle units.
Option 1: Flying Geese from Squares and Rectangles
- Draw a diagonal line on the reverse side of each 2-1/2” neutral square, from one corner to the opposite corner. Use the quick pieced flying geese unit instructions to sew a light neutral square to each end of an orange rectangle (Figure 2).
- Repeat to make a total of eight identical flying geese units.
- Sew two flying geese units together with their large orange triangles pointing in the same direction (Figure 3). Press seam allowance either direction.
- Sew remaining flying geese together in the same manner to create a total of four pairs.
Option 2: Flying Geese from Two Sizes of Squares
- Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner of each 2-7/8" light square. Use the no-waste flying geese method to sew four squares to a 5-1/4" orange square to create four flying geese units. Repeat to make four more units.
If this is the first time you've encountered the no-waste method, read through the instructions a few times before sewing to make sure you understand the steps.
- Sew geese in pairs of two as shown in Figure 3.
Create the Block's Center Unit
- Use the quick pieced flying geese method (Option 1, above) to sew the four 2-1/2” light squares to the four corners of the 4-1/2” orange square (Figure 4). Try sewing a square to opposite corners, trim and press, and then sew a square to each remaining corner.