For the very first block (remember to make 2 of them), I thought we’d start with the basic sawtooth star before we get all fancy schmancy and more difficult.
We’re gonna jump right in and get this block going!
Since we are starting with the easiest sawtooth star version that we’re going to cover, I invite you to make the most of this block and FUSSY CUT (fussy cutting means to center a particular part of the fabric print. See fussy cuts here). Yes! Go and find your favorite fabric, center the fussy part of it, and cut to 6.5″ square. Feel free to use a fussy cut ruler to make this job so much easier.
There are 4 flying geese units in this block. To make them, cut (4) 3.5×6.5″ rectangles from background fabric and (8) 3.5″ squares for star points. Follow flying geese directions from this post. You will also need (4) 3.5″ squares for your corners in background fabric as well.
Layout your block like the picture above. Note the direction of all the flying geese that make the sawtooth stars points.
Time to Sew
Sew each row together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Then press. I pressed my 1st and 3rd row to the outside of the block, and my center row to the center of my block.
Now you have this.
Next, sew your rows to each other (I like to start from the bottom and work my way up, but do it your way!). Don’t forget to nest your seams! Then press. I pressed towards the center.
That’s your 1st block! Don’t forget to make your second one just like it!
Now repeat for your second block.
Don’t forget to share your block on Instagram using the #LittleMissSawtoothQAL for a change to win a quilt label (see my quilt labels here). I’ll be choosing a block randomly as the winner, and you must have made each block up to that point to be chosen. More details on this in my original post. Now, lemme see those sawtooth stars!
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