Holiday Star

December  2001

12" x 7" finished size (12 1/2" x 7 1/2" unfinished)




Center Square:

Cut 1 square medium 4 3/4"

Cut 2 squares light 3 7/8" and divide diagonally 

into 4 triangles.


Sew these 4 triangles to each of the sides of the medium square.  Square this unit up to 6 1/2".


Side units (flying geese units)

Cut four 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles of Light and 

eight 3 1/2" x   3 1/2" squares of Dark


To Make Quick Flying Geese Units:


Place a square on top of one of the rectangles, right sides together, matching outside edges.  Stitch diagonally across square from corner to corner (dotted line on figure),  Cut on solid line, approximately 1/4" from the stitching line.  Press triangle out.




Place a second square of fabric on the other side of the rectangle, again matching outside edges.  Stitch diagonally across square, trim and press to finish flying geese unit.


After you have pressed out the flying geese units, square them up to 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"





Corner squares

Cut four 3 1/2" squares of Light.


Using the color illustration as a guide, assemble the units into the block.


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