The pattern was relatively new in 1933 she said. She felt it was very easy to piece even for beginners.
I agree it's an easy block to sew but it's also a five patch block which is difficult to rotary cut when trying to make a 6" block. Each square would need to be 1 1/5" plus 1/2" for seam allowance.
I found it much easier to paper piece it. You can download the pattern I used here.
There is an antique copy of the Flying Squares pattern that was written by the Ladies Art Company in 1895 here. It's shown as a two color quilt and that's how Nancy Cabot showed it also. I decided to make mine two color but scrappy!
The paper piece pattern pieces are like shown below-
The Flying Squares block can also be found in Electric Quilt's program as #2581.
I didn't find an old quilt made using this pattern but I did find this quilt from the Sutured for a Living blog. I love the scrappiness of this Flying Squares quilt. The quilter didn't use the background fabric in every other square like it had been shown to be made originally. I like this look even better!
Tomorrow-Doves in the Window