Cut the Setting TrianglesCut the following medium-light squares in half twice diagonally:
- Three 4-1/8" squares for smaller side triangles
- Two 7" squares for larger setting triangles
Cut the following medium-light squares in half once diagonally:
- Six 3-3/4" squares for corner triangles
Make the Half-Square Triangle UnitsUse the easy sandwich method to make twelve half-square triangle units from the twelve sets of dark, 1-7/8" squares, pairing them with 1-7/8" light squares. Each resulting unit should measure 1-1/2" x 1-1/2".
Make the Flying GeeseUse these easy instructions to sew 1-1/2" squares to two corners of each 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangle to create seventy Flying Geese units.
The number of units required might vary if your borders and columns are wider or narrower than mine.
Assemble the Winged Square Quilt BlocksRefer to the illustration above as you sew.
- Sew eight matching half-square triangle units into a two-row unit as shown above. Press seams either direction.
- Sew a setting triangle cut from a 4-1/8" square to one end of the unit, taking care to orient the triangle square units as shown. Press seam toward the setting triangle.
- Sew the remaining four matching triangle units into a two row unit as shown.
- Assemble five more matching groups from remaining triangle squares, each consisting of an eight-square unit with setting triangle and a four-square unit.
- Sort the block parts into twelve sets of matching colors, then sort parts into six sets by grouping two colors you wish to use together.
- Sew a 2-1/2" square between the two four-unit triangle square sets in each group, taking care to orient triangles as shown. Press seams towards the center square.
- Sew the three rows of each two-color combo together as shown.