Camille Roskelly uses the stitch and flip method in this pattern. You cut 2 squares for every one rectangle and place one of the squares right sides together on the rectangle, sew a line along the diagonal corner to corner and trim the excess 1/4" away from your sewn line. Do the same again with the other square on the remaining side. This means a lot of scraps!
There are other ways to make Flying Geese, specialty rulers like Fons and Porters, paper piecing or the make 4 at a time from a larger square. During the angled on line class with Rachel @ Stitched in Colour the pros and cons of each method was looked at and the Fons and Porter ruler got the thumbs up and the 4 at a time method, the thumbs down (harder to keep 1/4" at the centre seam and 3 usually turn out ok and 1 a little off!).
I made mine using the stitch and flip method and still got 3 good ones to 1 wonky one when I chain pieced them. Next time, I will slow down and pay more attention! Still now that everything is up on the wall, I know what Christmas fabric I have left in my stash for other projects (mum wants a table runner!)
As for the scraps, they are the perfect size for my Cushion and small decoration for the Modern Quilters Ireland swap. I made a tiny 3" star from the leftover triangles of a small star and used the Red, White and Aqua triangles below from 2 of the larger stars.
Now just to quilt it!