It's pretty basic. There is a simple star with flying geese and a monkey wrench block with half square triangles. There are 2 small quarter square triangle blocks, so far nothing that isn't simple.
We also have the flag block. Here is what I did for my blue and white version (the original is just like the picture above).
I am working out of one box of scraps and options are limited. (this moving thing has been a challenge). I had a small piece of this star fabric from Indigo Crossing and I'm using it instead of the appliquéd stars. But, no worries...... here is one of my many, many, many appliquéd stars I have done.
I have used the template in Month 2 and traced my star onto the light fabric. I cut out with an 1/8" seam allowance. If you are new to appliqué, I think one of the first problems you might encounter is the seam allowance. Most people want to cut a more generous seam allowance. It's hard to get used to, but you really need an 1/8". Any bigger and your seam allowance won't turn under smoothly. You will have sharp angles and bumps on your edges. This little seam allowance makes for smooth edges. Take care not to handle it much after this so you won't have your edges unravel. I have glue basted this star down onto the background with just a dot or two of basting glue. You only need a tiny dot. (and it will eventually all wash out).
Next, I clip the seam allowance at all the inside points. One clip, and right up to the drawn line.
I start on the flat side (or the flattest you can find) and work from right to left. I'm right handed. I take small stitches, turn the seam allowance as I go. Don't worry about anything except for the space of 2-3 stitches in front of the needle - that is all you need to turn at a time. Notice that my stars have rounded points. This is on purpose. I find rounded shapes easier to appliqué than points. Especially when they are small like this. If you look at all my quilts - all the stars have rounded points.
When I get to the inside point, I take 2 small stitches to secure it.
This is another project I have been working on. It's called Polka Dot Garden. We will have this pattern ready next month.
This was a total scrap quilt. And it you're wondering..... I still have lots of scraps left.