You will be making several diagonal squares for this block. First, mark your background squares diagonally through the center. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.) Place your medium square, right sides together, with the background. Sew on either side of the drawn line, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. Cut this square in half on the cutting line. (Don't forget to trim off the corners or dog ears) You will now have two diagonal half-squares, which should measure exactly 4 1/2 inches.
When you have finished making your diagonal half squares, follow the diagrams below to put your Darting Birds rows together. Then put the three rows together into your finished 12 1/2 inch block.
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Updated June 4, 2020
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