This delightful Winged Square block is simple to create with just eight Flying Geese blocks. Not your standard Winged Square, but lovely anyway! Let's get sewing!
Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished Winged Square Quilt Block:
- Light/Ivory: 4 - 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles, and 8 - 3.5" squares
- Medium/Tan: 8 - 3.5" squares
- Dark/Purple: 4 - 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles
Flying Geese Units:
Using the four Light/Ivory 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles and eight Medium/Tan 3.5" squares, sew together four Flying Geese units as shown in the picture below. You can find my tutorial for making a basic Flying Geese block at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-flying-geese-block.
Repeat Step 1 only using the Light/Ivory 3.5" squares and Dark/Purple 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles as shown below.
Here's a neat way to use the trimmed off seam allowance. Sew an additional seam .5" away from the first sewn line (top image). Match up the corners and press (2nd image). Open up and cut in between the two seams (3rd image). You wind up with an extra Half Square Triangle that can be trimmed to a 2.5" square (bottom image). This HST can be used in other ways (like in a border) or saved for another project.
Match up a Step 1 and a Step 2 Flying Geese unit as shown in the picture below.
Sew the two Flying Geese units together and press the seam allowance toward the Dark/Purple fabric as shown in the picture below. Repeat for a total of four Corner units.
Putting It All Together:
Lay out the four Corner units as shown below. From here the block goes together just like a basic Four Patch block.
Sew the Corner units into two rows.
Press the seam allowances as shown in the picture below.
Now sew the two rows together.
Press the seam allowance. You can see from the picture below that I used the tweak/twirl/furl method for pressing. You're done!
The Winged Square went together quickly and it was satisfying to make a 12" block fast! Plus I just like the way the block looks. If you want to improve your skills at making Flying Geese blocks, this is a good block to practice on because of the larger Flying Geese units.
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