Martha Washington Star - Page 2

Sew the four center units together as shown at left to make the blocks center. Press the top row center seam to the left, and the bottom row seam to the right, then sew the rows together...

Now we will use a speed piecing method to make the flying geese units that makes four geese at one time with no waste! This uses the Color 2  7-1/4" square, and the four Color 1  3-7/8" squares...

Lay two of the smaller squares lined up with the top left and lower right corners, right sides together atop the large square. They will overlap a tad. Draw diagonal lines on the backs of the smaller squares. Sew a SCANT 1/4" on each side of the marked diagonal. Cut apart on the marked diagonal...

Press out the seams on each of the two  units made in the previous step. Line up another small square against the larger triangle, again right sides together. Draw a diagonal line on the back of that small square, and again sew a scant 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line again. Repeat this with the remaining two pieces, for a total of four completed geese units...

Now piece the block, using the corner squares, the flying geese, and the center unit! First make rows, then sew the rows together, remembering to alternate pressing directions with each addition to keep your seams staggered.   You are done! Great Job!! :o)

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Nov 16 2001 Marcia Hohn

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Traditional Block

pattern from http://www.quilterscache.com