Welcome to Day 3 of the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop sponsored by Fabri-Quilt. I am hosting 16 bloggers today as they show off new, beautiful quilt blocks, using Fabri-Quilt’s Prairie Cloth Solids.
Here are the links to each of their blogs. I hope you enjoy visiting them all, and pin the block tutorials for future use:
Hannah @Modern Magnolia Studio
Cindy @Stitchin At Home
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Lisa @Sunlight in Winter Quilts
Carrie @Chopping Block Quilts
Eleanor @Cat Approved Quilting
Brianna @The Iron and Needle
Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jan @The Colorful Fabriholic
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Beth @Cooking Up Quilts
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Liz @LizzyClips Design
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Kitty @Night Quilter
Now it is my turn to share my new block with you!
Geese at the Crossroads Block
Click for a Downloadable PDF of the Block Tutorial: Geese At the Crossroads
Here is a digital rendering of the secondary design the block creates, when 4 are sewn together:
And here is a second possible layout that I really love:
Instructions to Make Geese at the Crossroads
Finished bock size: 12″ x 12″
Unfinished block size: 12.5″ x 12.5″
*Wash and dry Prairie Cloth Solids, with like colors, or with a color catcher, before cutting.
* *IF USING FAT QUARTERS INSTEAD OF FAT EIGHTHS:
Combine B1 and B2 and cut 1 piece 2½” x 16″. Cut B1, B2 and C1 longer than necessary (at least 16″). This will make it easier to diagonally trim.
- Make 10 half-square triangles (HSTs) from A1 and A2:
2. Trim HSTs to 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
3. Make flock of geese:
Sew together white square and HSTs.
4. Sew together rows. Press seams for Row 1 to the right, Row 2 to the left, Row 3 to the right and Row 4 to the left.
5. Trim on diagonal 1/4″ away from HST points.
6. Add B1, B2, C1 and D1
Here is a trick I used to make sure I lined up my blue triangle on the bottom left correctly: I placed a ruler at the top of the block, measuring 10.5 inches. Then I lined up a second ruler vertically on the left, at 10.5 inches, and made a chalk mark on the coral strip where I wanted the blue triangle to line up.
Then I placed the navy triangle on top of the coral, right sides together, with it’s left corner at the chalk mark, and pinned and sewed a scant 1/4″ seam.
7. Trim block to 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″.
8. Add strips to side in this order:
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