From each of the print fabrics cut one (1) 10½in x 5½in rectangle and two (2)
From the background fabric cut the following:
■ Forty-six (46) 10½in x 5½in rectangles.
■ Eleven (11) 10½in squares.
■ Fifty-six (56) 5½in squares.
From the binding fabric cut eight (8)
2½in x WOF strips.
MAKING THE BLOCK
Mark a diagonal line on the reverse of all your 5½in squares.
Place a background fabric square, RST at one end of a print 10½in x 5½in rectangle. Sew along the diagonal, and trim ¼in from the sewn line. Press the corner open (Fig 1).
Repeat Step 5 on the other end of the print rectangle to make one flying geese unit (Fig 2). Repeat to make twenty-eight (28) print fabric flying geese units using background squares.
Repeat steps 4–6 to make twenty-eight
(28) background flying geese units using background fabric 10 in x 5 in rectangles and matching print fabric 5 in squares.
Join matching background and print flying geese units along the long edges to form a print chevron (Fig 3). Repeat with all twenty-eight sets of flying geese.
ASSEMBLING THE QUILT
Arrange the chevron blocks and remaining background pieces as shown (Layout Diagram). Sew each column together, pressing seams toward the background fabric.
Sew the columns together, pressing seams open, to finish the quilt top.
QUILTING AND FINISHING
Cut your backing fabric in half and sew together along the long edges using a in seam. Make a quilt sandwich of the backing fabric, the batting and the quilt top. Pin or spray baste together.
Quilt as desired. Karen quilted in horizontal lines and diagonal lines to echo the chevron pattern.
Trim excess batting and backing and square up the quilt. Join the binding strips into one long length and press in half. Bind the quilt, carefully mitring each corner.
ALTERNATE THE DIRECTION OF YOUR UNITS IN EACH ROW TO GIVE A SENSE OF MOVEMENT
Connect flying geese units in contrast shades