You'll need: Fabric, rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, thread and a sewing machine of course... unless you're stitching by hand which will work just fine too.
- CUT YOUR FABRIC
Each flying goose will need one 5.5" x 3" rectangle...
...and TWO 3" squares of matching fabric
- FOLD & SANDWICH YOUR FABRIC
Fold the rectangle with wrong sides together. Keep the fold at the top.
Place one square on a flat surface and lay the folded rectangle over the top. Line up the bottom edges.
You should see about 1/4" of square fabric above the fold of the rectangle.
Lay the other square over these two pieces of fabric to complete the sandwich.
- SEW THAT ONE SEAM!
Keeping the sandwich in the same position sew a 1/4" seam down the right hand side. Making many sandwiches all at once will allow you to chain piece these together.
- UNFOLD AND PRESS
Open your little sandwich book and if you can see where it's creased pull this bit of fabric out to create and finish the block.
Press your block open.
Once you've sewn your block together there are several options for finishing them. They can be stitched down in the quilting process to look like traditionally stitched pieces, or you can fold them over and stitch them like a cathedral window block or even just leave them open to make interesting little pockets.
Cherri pressed the back of her blocks thusly...