Goose in the Pond Quilt Block Pattern

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    How to Make Goose in the Pond Quilt Blocks

    Goose in the Pond Quilt Block Pattern
    Goose in the Pond Quilt Block. Janet Wickell

    Choose from two different sizes when you sew my Goose in the Pond quilt block pattern. I've included cutting instructions for a quilt block that finishes at 22-1/2" square and a smaller version that finishes at 11-1/4" square.

    Change the fabrics to suit your needs, and if you're unsure about selections, take a peek at my article, How to Choose Fabrics for Quilts.

    The block is sewn from squares, half-square triangle units, and two different strip-pieced units. Goose in the Pond goes...MORE together easily with quick piecing techniques. 

    Cutting for One 22-1/2" Quilt Block

    Sub cut the shorter 2" strips from 2" wide selvage to selvage strips.

    Dark blue-green fabric for outer triangles:

    • (1) 5-3/8" x 34" strip; cut (6) 5-3/8" squares from the strip

    Lighter fabric for center patchwork: 1/4 yard

    • (2) 2" x 9" strips
    • (1) 2" x 17" strip
    • (2) 2" x 21" strips

    Light neutral background print: 1/2 yard

    • (1) 5-3/8" x 34" strip; cut (6) 5-3/8" squares from the strip
    • (1) 2" x 9" strip
    • (2) 2" x 17" strips
    • (1) 2" x 21" strip
    • (1) 5" x 26" strip; cut (5) 5" squares from the strip

    Cutting for One 11-1/4" Quilt Block

    Sub cut the shorter 1-1/4" strips from 1-1/4" wide selvage to selvage strips.

    Dark blue-green fabric for outer triangles:: from scraps

    • (1) 3-1/8" x 20" strip; cut (6) 3-1/8" squares from the strip

    Lighter fabric for center patchwork: from scraps

    • (2) 1-1/4" x 6" strips
    • (1) 1-1/4" x 11" strip
    • (2) 1-1/4" x 12" strips

    Light neutral background print: 1/4 yard

    • (1) 3-1/8" x 20" strip; cut (6) 3-1/8" squares from the strip
    • (1) 1-1/4" x 6" strip
    • (2) 1-1/4" x 11" strips
    • (1) 1-1/4" x 12" strip
    • (1) 2-3/4" x 15" strip; cut (5) 2-3/4" squares from the strip

    Browse my big quilt block patterns index if you love large quilt blocks.

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    Sew the Goose in the Pond Quilt Block

    goose in the pond quilt block
    Assemble the Goose in the Pond Quilt Block. © Janet Wickell

    Make Half-Square Triangle Units

    1. Use my quick pieced half square triangle instructions to combine a 5-3/8" dark square with a background square of the same size. Use 3-1/8" squares if you are making the smaller block.
    2. After assembly, you'll have two half-square triangle units. Each unit for the large block should measure 5" square.
    3. Repeat to assemble a total of 12 identical half-square triangle units.

    Strip Pieced Units for Goose in the Pond's Center

    Use a quarter inch seam...MORE allowance throughout the remaining steps.

    1. Sew a 2" x 9" center patchwork strip lengthwise to each side of a background strip of the same size. 1-1/4" x 6" strips for smaller block Press to set the seam.
    2. Press seam allowances towards the darker strips.
    3. Square up one end of the unit and cut (4) 2" segments from it. Cut 1-1/4" segments for the smaller block.
    4. Sew a 2" x 17" background strip lengthwise to each side of a center patchwork strip of the same size. Press seam allowances towards the darker strip. Use 1-1/4" x 11" strips for the smaller block.
    5. Square up one end of the unit and cut (8) 2" segments from it. Cut 1-1/4" segments for the smaller block.
    6. Combine (1) step 2 segment with (2) step 4 segments to create a nine-patch unit as shown. Press. Repeat to create a total of four identical units.
    7. Sew a 2" x 21" center patchwork strip lengthwise to each side of a background strip of the same size. 1-1/4" x 12" strips for smaller block.
    8. Square up one end and cut (4) 5" segments from. Cut 2-3/4" segments for the smaller block.

    Assemble the Quilt Block

    1. Arrange components as shown, lower left of the illustration. Sew into rows. Connect rows, taking care to match seams. Use straight pins to secure the patchwork.
    2. Sew remaining units into two vertical rows as shown. Sew rows to the sides of your step 1 unit.
    3. the large quilt block should measure 23" square; the smaller block should measure 11-3/4" square.