I am over the moon and stars excited to be the Aurifil Designer of the Month for November!
My pattern is Geese Feet inspired by the traditional Goose Tracks but better because there are no Y Seams! You can get the FREE pattern for this block here. The full year of Designers and their blocks can be found here.
For the blue and white, I used Pat Sloan's gorgeous blue batiks from her new line Sunday Drive for Moda Fabrics and Bella Solids white. You will want to ask your favorite local quilt shop or online shop about this fantastic collection! I pieced my block using Aurifil 50wt thread for accuracy and you know it is virtually lint free making it better for your sewing machine!
There are two ways to make this block, both are equally as good , it is just what you prefer. You can make the flying geese as it shows in the pdf pattern or you can also make half square triangles if you do not like to make flying geese.
If you are unfamiliar with making half square triangles, this is how I make them:
For this block ( in place of the flying geese) you will need to make 16 half square triangles.
Cut 3 1/4 in squares 16 in the solid ( white) and 16 print.
You can draw a line down either side of the center 1/4 in with your preferred marking device
Or you can do what I do that requires no line drawing at all! I love the ease of a simple washi tape line 💗
After you have your lines sewn, separate the hst down the center.
This is one of my all time favorite rulers! It is a must have for every sewing room! You can check your local quilt shop for availability or you can find it here ( this is not an affiliate link, it is just a great ruler).
Line up the center of the hst and the edges of the block to the 2 1/4 mark and trim the edges.
Trim the dog ear of the opposing side and you have a lovely half square triangle!
Here is the placement for the half square triangles for this block.
I love having multiple options for blocks! It makes for a wonderful way to either make something easier ( if you are familiar with the technique) or more challenging if it is something new!
I really hope you enjoy making this block!