Assemble Quilt Center
1. Referring to Diagram 15 for color placement, lay out two blue Double Four-Patch blocks and two medium Flying Geese units in a row. First join Flying Geese units to make a Flying Geese pair. Press seam in one direction. Then join Double Four-Patch blocks to the Flying Geese pair to make a side unit. Press seams toward Flying Geese pair. The side unit should be 24-1⁄2x8-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make four side units total.
2. Lay out red Double Four-Patch blocks, side units, and star block in three horizontal rows (Quilt Assembly Diagram; note rotation of Double Four-Patch blocks and side units). Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward side units. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams toward middle row. The quilt center should be 40-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.