Obviously, resistance is futile! I especially liked the idea of making 4" stars (instead of the QAL's 6" stars) as shared by Barb of Fun with Barb. I jumped in and started making blocks yesterday, trying to catch up. Making these blocks in the 4" size is kind of like eating potato chips - one is not enough!
My first block was a practice block using random scraps. It turned out so cute I might have to keep making these for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!
I like to make my Flying Geese blocks using the no-waste method found on Marcia Hohn's Quilter's Cache (Speed Piecing Method B). I needed a practice block to make sure I calculated the right measurements for cutting fabric. I wound up with this recipe for my 4" Sawtooth Stars:
Block Center: cut 1 2 1/2" square
Flying Geese Wings: cut 4 1 7/8" squares
Flying Geese background: cut 1 3 1/4" square
Corners: cut 4 1 1/2" squares
Use the Flying Geese Speed Piecing Method B to make 4 Flying Geese units. Press carefully and trim dog ears (also trim units as needed to square up). Arrange all the block units in order. Stitch corner units to the top and bottom Flying Geese units. Stitch side Flying Geese units to center block. Join all three block units together and press. Gather scraps and make another one!
Here are my Stars in a Timewarp blocks so far. The next block calls for using overdyed green fabric, which has me a bit stymied. I need to play with some fabric combinations and see if I can make it work.
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