Layout your 2.5″ squares like the image above, and then using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew each row together. Be sure to alternate the direction you press the seams on each row. For example, press row 1 and row 3 to the left, and row 2 to the right.
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 seams open again to reduce bulk.
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. Again, I pressed these seams open.
I gotta tell you, this is one of my favorites. It’s hard to be prettier than Josephine, but I do love 9-patches.
I noticed many of you are using low volumes for your backgrounds just like me, and some of you have mentioned not having a variety of them to choose from. So I wanted to show you where you can find a few LV bundles all under $15 to supplement your stash.
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