The basic Sawtooth Star block has four Flying Geese units and 5 squares. It is very simple! You can download the instructions for the basic block here.
But you can do a lot of things with it to make new blocks. For instance, if you turn the Flying Geese around you make a block called King’s Crown –
And if you put these two together in a quilt –
or (as it’s that time of year) in Christmas colours –
You can add half-square triangles to the four corners –
or to the centre –
or combine the two –
Add some smaller squares to the centre –
or to the corners
This last one makes a lovely Christmas runner – look out for the pattern for next year, but in the meantime here’s a photo of Helen’s made in a class at the Corner Patch last week.
Finally you could put a mini Sawtooth Star in the centre square –