This block was to be circular and I wanted to do just a simple circle of stars. My finished blocks are 12" so working the math was to get small stars and a simple placement. I am not one to plan as well as others as I tend to just dive in...so I drug out the formula for flying geese for any size that I had never used...
X = small square Y = large square
how wide + one inch = X
X + one and one half inch = Y
I know that this is a very tricky method to get accuracy (at least for me...the one who HATES making geese by any method), but I wanted to try a new method to stretch my mind... so knew this would get me close to what I wanted. I can say it was tricky with all the cutting to get them all exactly right. The method to use this formula is shown here Geese method