Here is the block I designed.
The design was based on this floor tile I found online.
To make one block, you need:
- 3.5 inch square - grey fabric
- two 3-inch squares - teal fabric
- two 4-inch squares and four 3.5-inch triangles (using EZ Quilting Flying Geese ruler) - pink fabric
- four 3.5 inch squares and eight 3.5-inch side triangles (using EZ Quilting Flying Geese ruler) - purple fabric
Cut the two teal squares in half diagonally to get four triangles. Make a square-in-square block using the grey square. Centre a teal triangle on each side of the grey square. I like to fold and crease both the square and triangles in half so you can accurately match each piece.
Sew triangles on two opposite sides and press before adding triangles to the other two sides.
Your block should measure 4 3/4 inches. Cut the two pink 4-inch squares in half diagonally to get four triangles. Repeat the steps above to add all four pink triangles to each side of the block.
Your block now measures 6.5 inches.
Now make four flying geese units. If you are using a flying geese ruler, follow the rulers's instructions to cut the triangles and side triangles. Sew the two side purple triangles to the larger pink triangle. Or follow these tutorials: Traditional Flying Geese Method (you need a 3.5 x 6.5 inch pink rectangle and two 3.5-inch purple squares) and No Waste Flying Geese Method. Make four 3.5 x 6.5 inch flying geese units (to finish at 3 x 6 inches).
Add a flying geese unit to both sides of the square-in-square block.
Add a purple square to both ends of the two remaining flying geese units.
There wasn't enough fabric to make four blocks, but you can see the star pattern that forms when the blocks are joined together.
All the blocks made will be sewn into quilts to be donated to charity.
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