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Summer Windmills

Happy solid orange, cheerful solid turquoise, and bright polka dot white combine to make Flying Geese units. When arranged around a center square, the units look like blades on windmills rotating in a summer breeze. Fabrics are from the Wallflower Waltz collection for Michael Miller Fabrics.


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Assemble Flying Geese Units

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each white dot 2" square.

2. Align a marked white dot square with one end of a solid orange 2x3-1⁄2" rectangle (Diagram 1). Sew on marked line. Trim excess fabric, leaving 1⁄4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward solid orange. In same manner, add a second marked white dot square to opposite end of rectangle to make a white Flying Geese unit. The unit should be 3-1⁄2x2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 32 white Flying Geese units total.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 using solid turquoise 2" squares and solid orange 2x3-1⁄2" rectangles to make 32 turquoise Flying Geese units total.

4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 using solid orange 2" squares and white dot 2x3-1⁄2" rectangles to make eight orange Flying Geese units total.