Hey Mama! Sew Along – Block 6

So, this block marks the half-way point of our sew along! How are you doing? Keeping up? Don’t worry, the patterns will remain on my site for awhile so you can catch up if you need to.

Are you ready for some flying geese? This block is called Sawtooth Star, and is a great, basic block in many quilt designs. I happen to love this star! If you have one, now would be the perfect time to use the Flying Geese x 4 ruler! As previously posted, I love this tool, and use it a ton. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, though. I’ll tell you how to make them without.

So, here are the instructions. (Just a reminder, the finished block will be 9″, which is 9 1/2″ before finishing.)

Hey Mama! quilting Sew Along Block 6

Choose 3 fabrics.

Cut: (Cut sizes include a 1/4” seam allowance.)

Fabric 1 (background):

1 square, 5 3/4” x 5 3/4” *

4 squares, 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”

Fabric 2 (center):

1 square, 5” x 5”

Fabric 3 (star points):

4 squares, 3 1/8” x 3 1/8” *

* If you are using the Flying Geese x4 ruler, use line “G”.

1. With a marking pencil, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each “star point” 3 1/8” square.

2. Lay two marked squares on opposite corners of the “background” 5 3/4” square, right sides together. Sew 1/4” from the drawn line on both sides. Cut on the drawn line.

Hey Mama! quilting sew along block 6

3. Lay a marked “star point” 3 1/8” square on the “background” corner of each half from step 2, right sides together. Sew 1/4” from the drawn line on both sides. Cut on the drawn line; press. This will give you four flying-geese units.

Hey Mama Block 6 step 3

Hey Mama quilting sew along block 6 step 3

4. Sew flying-geese units to opposite sides of the “center” 5” square; press. Sew a “background” 2 3/4” square to each end of the two remaining flying-geese units; press. Sew these units to the top and bottom of the block.

Hey Mama! quilting sew along block 6 step 4

As always you can download the pdf version for easier sewing! Hope you like this one!

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