- Gather a 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" background rectangle and two 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" red squares.
- Use the quick flying geese technique to sew a red square to each end of the rectangle.
A member of our quilting community made a wonderful frugal suggestion: before you trim the tips from your geese units, sew another seam 1/2" outwards from the first. When you trim off the tips, the outer corners fall away and are half square triangle units that can be used in another project.
- Make three more identical geese units.
- Repeat, making four more geese units from the smaller background rectangles and small green squares.
- Assemble the small center star by arranging the green/background geese units, the four 2" x 2" squares and the 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" center square into three rows as shown (middle illustration).
- Sew components of each row together. Press seam allowances towards the squares. Join the rows, butting seam intersections for a snug fit.
- Assemble the quilt block by arranging the red/background geese units, the four 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" background squares and the small star center into three rows as shown.
- Sew components of each row together. Press seam allowances towards corner squares and center star. Join the rows, butting seam intersections for a snug fit.
- Press the quilt block. It should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".