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Flight of Geese

Gather a bevy of fall-tone prints for a seasonal throw that showcases the classic Flying Geese block.

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Assemble Blocks

1.    Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each 3-1⁄2" square. (To prevent fabric from stretching as you draw lines, place 220-grit sandpaper under each square.)

2.    For one Flying Geese block you will need two matching 3-1⁄2" squares and one contrasting print 3-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangle.

3.    Align a marked square with one end of 3-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangle (Block Assembly Diagram; note direction of drawn line). Sew on drawn line, then trim excess, leaving a 1⁄4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward triangle.

4.    In same manner, add matching marked square to opposite end of rectangle (Block Assembly Diagram; again note direction of drawn line). Stitch, trim, and press as before to make a Flying Geese block. The block should be 6-1⁄2×3-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

5.    Repeat steps 2–4 to make 100 Flying Geese blocks total.

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