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 Rachel September 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply Mom C September 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I follow with email. Thanks

  • Reply Lisa Marie September 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I follow Inspired by Fabric by email and GFC. Love your block, thanks for the tutorial!

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  • Reply buntyw September 2, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Email follower

  • Reply Sandra September 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I follow Inspired by Fabric by email so I don’t miss anything!

  • Reply Quilting Tangent September 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Following Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin’.

  • Reply Carol September 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I follow via Feedly!

  • Reply CArrie Wikanderr September 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    This is a terrific block! And although it looks complicated, the tutorial actually makes it seem easy. Great job!

  • Reply Connie Cain September 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Love the block!! One of these days I may be brave enough to try it. 🙂 I have followed Inspired by Fabric for awhile via e-mail.

  • Reply legato1958 September 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I am a new follower by Bloglovin.

  • Reply Ellen September 2, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for your tutorial for a great block. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

  • Reply sallyqiad September 2, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I follow Inspired by Fabric via email!

  • Reply kris September 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Great tutorial! I follow by bloglovin

  • Reply Ruth September 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Love the little splash of coral in this – really great way to show off the fabrics!

  • Reply Mary Chevalier September 2, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for the inspiring block ..I follow Inspire by Fabric by email

  • Reply Beth September 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

  • Reply linda gillian September 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

    I love your Geese at the Crossroads block.

  • Reply Kathleen September 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I follow Inspired by Fabric with bloglovin.
    Love your block and thanks for the precise tutorial!

  • Reply Brenda Ackerman September 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    This is a spectacular block! Thank you for designing it and giving such a detailed tutorial and for being a host of this fun and informative blog hop. Such great designs have been shared each day. Plus what a fabulous give away prize. Have a wonderful creative day!

  • Reply Tammie September 2, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I follow by email. 🙂

  • Reply Vicki H September 2, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I follow Inspired by Fabric blog with email and GFC. I especially like the red accent on your block.

  • Reply Karen September 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks so much for this crisp, clean block. I’m with you–I really like option 2–looks like all the geese are choosing their own adventures! I really appreciate that you included a fabric cutting diagram–that’s such a help to a beginner like me. Congratulations on the well deserved honor of being chosen for the Hop 🙂

  • Reply Dena September 2, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Your block is intricately beautiful! I follow Inspired by Fabric through Bloglovin

  • Reply Anja @ Anja Quilts September 2, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    This is a great block!!! Wow.

  • Reply Silvia Sutters September 2, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Love this block and your tutorial is great! I love that close up of the trim diagram. I follow by Bloglovin.

  • Reply Sandy A in St. Louis September 2, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I follow the Inspired by Fabric blog through Bloglovin!

    Love the block you designed! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • Reply Karen September 2, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I follow IbF by email. Forgot to mention that in my comment above!

  • Reply Sarah September 2, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I follow with e-mail. Your block is fantastic — I love the variation with all the geese in the middle.

  • Reply Anonymous September 2, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I follow with Blogger! 🙂

  • Reply Little Black Cat Quilting September 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I follow on Blogger! 🙂

  • Reply duchick September 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Tish! I voted for your block today as my favorite on the hop! I follow Inspired by Fabric’s blog on Bloglovin’!

    • Reply duchick September 2, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Sorry Stephanie for calling you Tish! My brain is stitched out tonight. 🙂

  • Reply lori landenburger September 2, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Stephanie, what a Fabulous block!!!! And I have to say, the best tutorial I have ever seen!
    XX! Lori

  • Reply Lu September 2, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Wow what a block Stephani. I really like this beauty. Thank you so much for the great tutorial. I follow Inspired By Fabric by email.

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  • Reply Pam S September 2, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I love how versatile your block is! It could be made in endless colors and with the different arrangements, no two quilts would look the same. Thanks for all the inspiration! I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin

  • Reply Francesca R. September 2, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I follow through Bloglovin.

  • Reply goonyburd September 3, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I’m following by email

  • Reply Julie B September 3, 2015 at 5:44 am

    I follow by email. Great block. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  • Reply Michele Timms September 3, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Your tutorial is fantastic!!! I am following via Bloglovin!!

  • Reply Lynn D in NC September 3, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I follow on the reader I use Feedly. Great block and well written tutorial. I’ve loved all the blocks and am anxious to see the finished quilts.

  • Reply Cassandra September 3, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I love this block! The secondary patterns are particularly gorgeous, and I would love to see an entire quilt featuring them! I follow Inspired by fabric on BlogLovin

  • Reply Vicki in MN September 3, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Wonderful block! I follow them through bloglovin

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    Beautiful block! Follow them on bloglovin!

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    Great looking block! I follow Inspired by Fabric with bloglovin.

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  • Reply Delaine September 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Beautiful block! I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks!

  • Reply Diana@Red Delicious Life September 3, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Wow, that has such impact! I love both layouts.

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