Quilt Block Tutorial – Block #3 from Meet the Makers

It’s time for the Block #3 tutorial from Riley Blake’s Meet the Makers series. (You can see my previous blocks + find the tutorials for Block #1 here and Block #2 here.)

Once again, I’m using a mix of fabrics from my Gingham Girls and Sunnyside Avenue collections.

Here is the video tutorial for this fun star within a star, Block #3. The Fabric Requirements per block are (as used in the solids version in the video):

Riley White:

  • 4 – 3″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles for large flying geese
  • 4 – 3″ x 3″ squares
  • 4 – 3″ x 1 3/4″ rectangles for small flying geese
  • 4 – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares


  • 1 – 3″ x 3″square


  • 4 – 3″ x 3″squares


  • 4 – 3″x 3″ squares

Sugar Pink:

  • 8 – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares

If you prefer to make your flying-geese using the no-waste four-at-a-time flying geese method I’ve got a tutorial here as well as a cutting chart.

*Important note: if you use the no-waste method above, you will cut your fabrics differently than the cutting list above.

For the four outside flying geese blocks you will need one large white 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ squares and four colored 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares.

For the four smaller inside flying geese blocks you will need one large white (or I used a print) 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ square and four colored 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ square.

Here’s my variety of stars for this week’s block. This time I decided to mix up the colors a little more so that I can play with more of the different fabrics and combinations. Because scrappy makes me happy.

But here’s an example of a quilt made with a similar quilt block in only 2 colors and I love it too!

To see the finished quilt and links to all of the quilt block tutorials, CLICK HERE.

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  • Reply
    Daisy Dianne Bromlow
    September 13, 2018 at 4:42 am

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE your blocks and the fabric just makes me drool !!!

    • Reply
      September 13, 2018 at 11:26 am

      Thank you! xoxo

  • Reply
    Karen Wood
    December 28, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Hi there! Do you know if there is enough fabric in the Meet the Makers kit to do the no waste four at a time flying geese? And I second the fabric drooling!

    • Reply
      December 28, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      I’m afraid I don’t have an official kit, so I’m not sure how much fabric is in there. (I like doing the no-waste method way better too.) Sorry I’m not much help with your question.

  • Reply
    December 31, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Hello! I was watching the video and wondered where do you get your blue quilting cutting squares and the stand too?

    • Reply
      January 2, 2019 at 8:37 pm

      I didn’t make the video – I’m only sharing the video made by Riley Blake. I would ask in the comments on the video directly.

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