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. I pressed my middle row towards the center, and my top and bottom rows to the outside.
This block is traditionally called a Friendship Star. It’s one of the first quilt blocks I ever made when I first started sewing.
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 the top and bottom row to the outside, and the middle row towards the center.
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 these seams open.
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