Follow these steps to cut Flying Geese units using designer Kimberly Einmo’s Easy Star & Geese ruler from EZ Quilting by Wrights.
To order the Easy Star & Geese ruler, visit kimberlyeinmo.com.
**Note: instructions are based off of Stargazing from American Patchwork & Quilting April 2013 (get the issue here)
From purple batik, cut:
11–3-1/2×20″ strip for B triangles
From blue-and-purple batik, cut:
1 1—6-1/2×30″ strip for B triangles
1 1—3-1/2×20″ strip for A triangles
From navy blue batik, cut:
1 1—6-1/2×42″ strip for A triangles
1 2—4-1/2×42″ strips for B triangles
From light blue batik, cut:
1 2—4-1/2×42″ strips for A triangles
1. Position a purple batik 3-1/2×20″ strip on your cutting mat (Photo 1). Fold strip in half lengthwise with fold on your left. With Side B of ruler facing up, align green 3-1/2″ line on ruler with bottom edge of folded strip; straight tip of ruler should align with top edge of folded strip. Trim along edges of ruler (Photo 2). Rotate ruler to align green 3-1/2″ line with top edge of strip; cut along ruler edge (Photo 3). Each cut will result in a mirror-image pair of B triangles (Photo 4). Continue in same manner to cut eight (four pairs) purple batik B triangles total.
2. Using blue-and-purple batik 6-1/2×30″ strip and green 6-1/2” line on ruler, repeat Step 1 to cut eight blue-and-purple batik B triangles.
3. Using navy blue batik 4-1/2×42″ strips and green 4-1/2” line on ruler, repeat Step 1 to cut 24 (12 pairs) navy blue batik B triangles.
4. With Side A of ruler facing up, align the pink 3-1/2″ line on ruler with bottom edge of blue-and-purple batik 3-1/2×20″ strip; straight tip of ruler should align with top edge of strip (Photo 5). Cut along edges of ruler to make an A triangle. Referring to Photo 6, rotate ruler to align pink 3-1/2” mark with top edge of strip; cut along ruler edge to make a second A triangle. Continue in same manner to cut four blue-and-purple batik A triangles total.
5. Using navy blue batik 6-1/2×42″ strip and pink 6-1/2” line on ruler, repeat Step 4 to cut four navy blue batik A triangles.
6. Using light blue batik 4-1/2×42″ strips and pink 4-1/2” line on ruler, repeat Step 4 to cut 12 light blue batik A triangles.
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