Geese at the Crossroads Tutorial: Fabri-Quilt New Block Hop

September 2, 2015

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Welcome to Day 3 of the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop sponsored by Fabri-Quilt. I am hosting 15 bloggers today as they show off new, beautiful quilt blocks, using Fabri-Quilt’s Prairie Cloth Solids.

Turquoise, Chartreuse, Lapis Blue, Aqua, Coral


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
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 QuilterF

On Thursday, make sure you visit Terri Ann at Childlike Fascination to see the last 16 blocks in the hop.

Now it is my turn to share my new block with you!

Geese at the Crossroads Block

Geese at the Crossroads Cropped

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:

4 Block Image I - 24 inches

And here is a second possible layout that I really love:

4 Block Image II - 24 inches

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.


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.




  1. 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.


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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.

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7. Trim block to 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″.



8. Add strips to side in this order:






For a chance to win a half yard bundle of the Watermelon Summer palette, please follow the Inspired by Fabric blog (either by email or blog reader) and let me know how you are following in a comment here on my blog.

This giveaway is open to everyone (international entries welcome), and the giveaway will be open through Sunday, September 6th at 11:59 pm EDT when I will use a random number generator to select a winner from the comments.

Good luck! Inspired by Fabric is also hosting a *separate* giveaway today, so don’t forget to visit and enter to win there as well!

Geese at the Crossroads Corner



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  • Reply Katy M September 4, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I follow with bloglovin 🙂

  • Reply Carie September 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I love the addition of the crossroads to a flying geese block, it makes for a gorgeous overall layout doesn’t it.

  • Reply JanineMarie September 4, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    What a great block! I love how it makes the secondary design. I could also see it either way blown up to be a giant one block quilt. I don’t have any specific way of following, except to cruise my favorite linky parties. I probably should get organized and change that habit to something more efficient

  • Reply Nicole Sender September 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Following the Inspired by Fabric blog on Bloglovin!

  • Reply oldred100 September 6, 2015 at 2:10 am

    following on Bloglovin user oldred100

  • Reply Lisa September 10, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Stephanie: I’m back from vacation and checking out all the action I missed. Great block. I like it best with the blue strips in the middle but it would look good alternating the two arrangements in a quilt.

  • Reply Samantha Linehan September 14, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I really like the coral in your block. It adds a nice contrast. I seem to be attracted to coral right now.

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