Education Sampler Sew-A-Long

Block 9 Lousiana

This week we are making a block similar to Block 3, however you will once again be making flying geese units to combine with a solid rectangle.  For this block you will need:

  • 4 light fabric rectangles 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • 4 dark fabric 2 7/8″ squares
  • 1 med light 5 1/4″ square

Begin by cutting all 2 7/8″ sqs on one diagonal; you should now have 8 triangles of the dark fabric.  Cut the med light 5 1/4″ square on both diagonals for a total of 4 triangles.  You will sew 2 dark triangles on each side of the med light triangle to get a total of 4 flying geese units.  Next sew one light rectangle to the goose unit, goose “nose” toward the light fabric.  If you put the flying goose unit on top, you can see how close you are to the X making the point of the goose.  Hopefully, your seams are close to perfect and you will see the point on each of these units.

Place the left top unit with the light fabric on top, the right top unit with the light fabric on the right.  Bottom row will be left unit with light unit to the left and last unit with light fabric on the bottom.  If you have placed them correctly, the med light fabric will be a pinwheel in the center!

Sew units together followed by rows.  You have completed another block!

Notice how the pinwheel on the left doesn’t stand out.  Busy patterns together often blend together too much!  I really loving the aqua/teal much better.  No question on that pinwheel.