Flying Geese In A Six Star Quilt Block

A Method To Use Flying Geese To Make The Six Star Quilt Block.

You’ll find yourself looking at this six star quilt block for a while to see where the sixth star is. It’s one of those patterns that steal your heart. I could see the flying geese, but why was everyone calling it a six start block quilt. This is one of those quilt patterns that come to you in a dream.

six star quilt block

This six star quilt block will measure 12 ½” x 12 ½”. A generous size for any project. This cushion was made using Riley Blake fabrics.
star quilt block used for a cushion
My favorite was this table runner. Notice how two different arrangements were used for two blocks and then put together to form it’s own personality.
star quilt block table runner
And here is when you’re about to become bedazzled. That border is an Emma fabric.
quilt star block in a quilt

Can you see the flying geese? They’re put together to make the sixth star!
Here’s an easy method to make the flying geese.
Layer 2 squares 3 ⅞” x 3 ⅞” of Fabric A, right sides together, on top of the 7 ¼” Fabric E square. Draw your lines across both squares. Sew  ¼” away from center line on both sides. Cut thru the center. Press to one side.
flying geese quilt blockLayer one of the remaining Fabric A squares on one of the units. They kind of look like hearts! Draw lines again, sew, cut and press.
flying gees tutorial
Repeat with other unit and you have 4 Flying Geese.
flying geese used in a star quilt block

These are the fabric requirements:
Main Fabric- 5 squares 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Small Coordinating print- 20 squares 1 ½” x 1 ½”
Background- 1 square 7 ¼”; 2 squares 2 ⅞” x 2 ⅞”, 8 squares 1 ⅞” x 1 ⅞”
Large Star Points- 4 squares 3 ⅞” x 3 ⅞”
Small Star Points- 2 squares 2 ⅞” x 2 ⅞”; 8 squares 1 ⅞” x 1 ⅞”

Thanks to Seams Like A Dream for sharing this beautiful star quilt block!


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