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Rolling Star Quilt
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This block is made of flying geese, half square triangles and a center square.
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Rolling Star Quilt Block Tutorial – Part 1 – Flying Geese
Using the above block above as a guide see the measurements below.
Printable PDF at the end of this post.
Measurements are for an 18.5″ x 18.5″ block / 18″ finished.
(4) 4.25″ x 4.25″ yellow (geese corners)
(1) 15.5″ x 15.5″ yellow (HST)
(1) 6.5″ x 6.5″ yellow (center)
(1) 7.75″ x 7.75″ gray (geese)
(1) 15.5″ x 15.5″ gray (HST)
(4) 3.5″ x 3.5″ white (corners)
(1) 7.75″ x 7.75″ white (geese)
(4) 4.25″ x 4.25″ navy (geese corners)
Each 18″ block is made from 9″ 6.5″ x 6.5″ units: 4 blocks with geese, 4 with HST and 1 center.
Measurements for the HST blocks will yield 8 HST, enough for 2 Rolling Star Blocks.
The whole quilt has 12 blocks, 18″ each = 54″ x 72″.
Pick 6 feature fabrics and make 2 blocks from each.
Flying Geese: Inspired by this tutorial, here is how I make them. Yields 4 geese. You will need to make 8 geese per block, (2) sets of 4. One set of geese will use fabrics A/B and one set will use fabrics C/D.
Flying Geese Tutorial
I like my geese to have some wiggle room so you’ll need to trim these blocks.
(1) 7.75″ x 7.75″ square (the geese)
(4) 4.25″ x 4.25″ squares (the geese corners)
- Place the red squares on opposite corners of the larger square. There will be some overlap.
- Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner over the red squares.
- Draw a line 1/4″ to the right and left of the center line. Sew along these lines.
- Rotary cut along the center line.
- Press seams toward the geese.
6. Place a red square on the blue corner of one of the units you just pressed.
7. Draw a diagonal line across the red square from corner to corner. Draw a line 1/4″ to the right and left of the center line. Sew along these lines.
8. Rotary cut along the center line. Press and repeat for remaining unit.
9. Press seams toward red corners.
10. Align your ruler with the point of the goose and the 3.25″ mark. The 3.25″ is the center. Trim the sides of the block to be 3.25″ each then turn and trim the height of the block making sure to keep a 1/4″ seam allowance above the goose point!
The trimmed blocks should be 3.5″ tall x 6.5″ wide.
For the rolling star block, you’ll make 2 sets of 4 geese.
Here’s the printable PDF of the Flying Geese Tutorial. 🙂
Check back tomorrow for the BIG HST Tutorial!