I didn't want to cut into my Kaffe Fassett prints to practice using my Quilt-in-a-Day Large Flying Geese ruler so I selected a strawberry print that my granddaughter pulled as a possibility for her doll quilt.... along with a pink gingham print as the background. After reading the directions that came with the ruler and with the "Sparkling Cider" quilt pattern, I cut an 11" square of the strawberry print and a 9.5" square of the background fabric.
Center the smaller fabric square, pin, and then draw a pencil line from corner to corner.
Cut along the pencil line into two triangles, set seams, and press open with the seam to the background side of the fabric. The right side of your two blocks will look like this.
Using a smaller cutting mat for ease of turning the block as you cut and trim, line up the lines of the ruler with the seams along the background fabric. Cut across the top from side to side, then trim the Flying Goose section along the other three sides of the ruler. Repeat for the second block.
Your Flying Geese block will be exactly 4.5" x 8.5"; which is the size I need for the four large stars in the "Sparkling Cider" quilt.
By starting with just two squares of fabric, you end up with four Flying Geese blocks!
Add 4.5" squares to the ends of two of the Flying Geese and an 8.5" center square...
...and you have a 16" (finished) star block! I think this will make a nice throw pillow for my granddaughter's bed.
I've made Flying Geese blocks without this ruler and have to say the ruler is very easy use and all your points come out perfectly.
The Flying Geese ruler comes in a "small" size as well as a "jumbo" size. If you're interested in ease and accuracy of Flying Geese blocks, I can recommend this ruler.
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Disclaimer: I am not affliated with Quilt-in-a-Day or with any shop or enterprise that sells this ruler.