Block 8: Red & White

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Cutting Instructions:

From the white fabric, cut:
(1) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square
(2) 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” squares, cut in half diagonally once
(4) 1” x 1 5/8” rectangle
(8) 1” x 1” squares

From the red fabric, cut:
(2) 2 3/8” x 2 3/8” squares, cut in half diagonally once
(4) 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” squares
(5) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares
(4) 1” x 1” squares

Assembly:

Corner Units

Sew a red 1” square to the right side of a white 1” x 1 5/8” rectangle, press to the red. Sew a white triangle from the 1 7/8” square cut in half to the top of the previous unit, press towards the triangle. Trim the white rectangle at a 45-degree angle even with the white triangle.

Sew a red triangle from the 2 3/8” square cut in half to the previous unit, press towards the red triangle.

     

Unit measures 2” square. Make 4.

Flying Geese

Mark four red 1 5/8″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay two red marked squares over a white 2 1/2″ square in diagonally opposite corners. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press.

Lay a red square over the corner of the white triangle. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press. Repeat with the other white triangle.

Trim Flying Geese to 1″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4 Flying Geese.

House Unit

Mark the wrong side of the white 1″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked white square, right sides together, in the corner of the red 1 1/2″ square. Sew on the marked line. Trim a 1/4″ and press.

Repeat on the opposite corner.

Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square.

Block Assembly

Sew a Flying Geese Unit to a House Unit as shown. Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 2″ rectangle.
Sew a Corner unit to each side of the Flying Geese/House unit. Measures 2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle. Make 2.
Sew a Flying Geese/House unit to each side of the red 1 1/2″ square.
Sew the rows together to complete the block.

Block measures 4 1/2″ square unfinished.

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