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How to Make the Wild Geese Quilt Block Tutorial

Again this year, for the quilt guild I am apart of, I am providing instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. For the month of June, we are still sequestered to our homes. But we are moving forward digitally! This month, it is the Wild Geese Quilt Block. 

 Wild Geese Quilt Block

 This block is split into five different smaller blocks. 

For a 12 inch finished block (12.5 inch unfinished), you will need to cut the following: 


A - Cut four squares  3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches

B - Cut one square  4 by 4 inches

D - Cut two squares  4 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches - Then, cut in quarters diagonally


Light Color

B - Cut one square  4 by 4 inches

C - Cut one square  4 by 4 inches

D - Cut two squares  4 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches - Then, cut in quarters diagonally


Dark Color

C - Cut one square  4 by 4 inches

D - Cut four squares  4 by 4 inches - Then, cut in half diagonally


Start by making the half square triangles (HSTs).

On the back of the white B square, draw a diagonal line, corner to corner.  Pin the light color B square to the white square, right sides together.  Stitch on both sides of the drawn line, a scant 1/4 inch away. Cut on the drawn line, and press to the dark side.

Trim to be 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. You will have 2 HSTs.

HST using the B fabrics

Repeat, using the C squares to create 2 more HSTs.

 HST Using the C pieces

Make the split quarter square triangles.  You will need the D pieces.

Using a scant 1/4 inch seam, sew the two quarters together, press, then sew on the half piece.  Trim them to be 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. 

There are two versions of this. They are mirror images. Please remember this as you sew the pieces together. You will need four of each.

QST Using the D pieces

QST Using the D pieces

Finally, sew the squares together to create the final block. Follow the layout in the picture. The B and C squares go in the center. The A squares go in the corners.

Finally, sew the pieces together. Press.

 Wild Geese Quilt Block

 If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.

If you would like a PDF version of these instructions, please check out Group #3 of the How-To Block of the Month Downloads.

This is classic block that has been designed and created by many people. As I have mentioned before, these block designs come from the book 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone. (c) 2003 but these instructions are written by me.) 

Have fun quilting!

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