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 Chris September 2, 2015 at 3:02 am

    I am a follower of Inspired both E-mail and BL. Thank-you for the tutorial, you put a lot into this. Wonderful job.

  • Reply erin mcsweeney September 2, 2015 at 3:07 am

    I’m following by email…love the block

  • Reply Janet Sabol September 2, 2015 at 3:26 am

    I love the tutorial you did for the Fabri-Quilt watermelon hop. I’m a follower by email and facebook.

  • Reply JoyceLM September 2, 2015 at 5:45 am

    I’m a follower of Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin’. Love your block. Thanks.

  • Reply jmnaatz September 2, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Your tutorial diagrams and pictures are amazing! Thank you for being so precise. I follow on Bloglovin.

  • Reply Emily C September 2, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Too cute. I follow on bloglovin.

  • Reply Cindy September 2, 2015 at 6:25 am

    I love your block! I like both layouts but am leaning towards the second more. I follow Inspired by Fabric via bloglovin.

  • Reply Leanne Parsons September 2, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Great block, Stephanie! I really love the different secondary designs it creates depending on which way you arrange the blocks.

  • Reply Margaret September 2, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Watermelon taffy and transparent play tie today. I see myself attempting both. I am pretty sure i follow by email.

  • Reply hashtagabbyking September 2, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I love the versatility of this block!

  • Reply Dana Gaffney September 2, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Nice block! I follow through GFC.

  • Reply Cecilia September 2, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Great block, lots of possibilities! Thanks for the tutorial. I follow Inspired via email.

  • Reply Carol September 2, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I follow by Bloglovin. The block is beautiful!

  • Reply Nancy September 2, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I am a follower.

  • Reply Valerie Pate September 2, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Your block is awesome! I receive inspired by fabric’s newsletter.

  • Reply andrea September 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Love your block! Many possibilities for designs with this one! I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin.

  • Reply susanbk September 2, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Nice block! I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin.

  • Reply Tish September 2, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin. I love the layouts that can be created with your block.

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  • Reply Jayne September 2, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Oh I love your block! Your tutorial is amazing…great graphics! I adore all the HST’s!!

  • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl September 2, 2015 at 8:34 am

    This is a fantastic block and tutorial, Stephanie. In fact, I am just blown away by how different and amazing all the blocks have been in the blog hop so far. This is so much fun, and I especially love getting to see how everyone’s blocks read in a larger quilt setting. I really like your version with all the HSTs in the center; it just pulls me in! 🙂

  • Reply Lizzie September 2, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Holy Cow, or goose, as it may be! Thanks for this fantastic block and the super directions, pictures, and tips on cutting and lining up. I think I’d call the first block Skedaddle – I love how they’re flying to the four corners, and it’s my favorite. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email newsletter.l, and your on Bloglovin’.

  • Reply Kathy h September 2, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I follow by email. I don’t usually use many solids in my quilts but I love the crispness of the fabrics in your block.

  • Reply Chris Matsvhe September 2, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Love your block and can’t wait to make it. I follow by email.

  • Reply Amy L September 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    When I first saw your block, it looked complicated. Your directions are excellent, and took away all fear of the block. I can see it as a throw pillow in my future! Thanks! And I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin.

  • Reply Janie September 2, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Love the tutorial and the layouts. I follow Inspired by Fabrics via e-mail and Facebook. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  • Reply Shelley September 2, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I follow on Bloglovin’

  • Reply Beth T. September 2, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I follow Inspired by Fabric via email. Thanks for the very detailed tutorial. Your advice on how to place the final triangle is especially helpful. I’ve never seen anything like that before–leave it to an engineer!

    • Reply Beth T. September 2, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Whoops! Totally confused. No engineers at this site–I was thinking about Cheryl. I guess you come by that precision naturally. 🙂

  • Reply Jan O September 2, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Such a versatile block! I love your layout options. Thanks for hosting and facilitating this block hop!

  • Reply mumbird3 September 2, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I follow them on bloglovin! Love this blog hop!

  • Reply Esther G September 2, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I follow inspired by fabric on bloglovin’. Good tips for lining up the triangle!

  • Reply Lea Anne September 2, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Following! Nice block!

  • Reply Anita C September 2, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Great tutorial. Thanks for the new block. Bloglovin Inspired by Fabric

  • Reply Anonymous September 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

    i follow inspired on blog lovin,. love the 2nd layout of your block.

  • Reply Nancy N September 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Great tutorial! I follow Inspired by Fabrics by email

  • Reply Summer September 2, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I follow Inspired by Fabrics via Bloglovin.

  • Reply jrp53 September 2, 2015 at 10:37 am

    What a great block! I like that this is more sophisticated than the usual block. I follow insprired by fabric by e-mail.

  • Reply Sharla @ Thistle Thicket Studio September 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Great block Stephanie! I follow both you and Inspired by Fabrics on Bloglovin”.

  • Reply Stephanie September 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

    What a great block! Once again, it’s proven just how versatile the flying geese block can be. Your tutorial is very easy to follow.

  • Reply Shauna September 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I follow them with bloglovin

  • Reply cheryljbrickey September 2, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I love your block! You can’t go wrong with a whole bunch of fun HST!

  • Reply Donna W September 2, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for the fantastic tutorial. I follow Inspired by fabric via email.

  • Reply teri September 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I follow by e-mail. thank you for the clear tutorial.

  • Reply Sandra Aiken September 2, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I love your block, email follower

  • Reply Margo September 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin. Love your block and great tutorial. The layouts look fantastic. Your sewing is perfect!

  • Reply Rochelle September 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Love your block. I’m impressed with all the blocks so far. I follow on BlogLovin.

  • Reply flutefishy September 2, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I follow on Bloglovin’!

  • Reply Laura September 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I follow Inspired by fabric by email.

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