Behind the Blocks Season 2


Table of Contents

Welcome to Season 2 of Behind the Blocks, the series where we use quilt blocks to build our skills as quilters. Season 2 is about blocks made up of half-square triangles and flying geese.

Each month I will publish a video with step-by-step instructions on how to make a new block and a free PDF pattern to accompany the video. There will be two bonus videos on finishing your quilt top and ideas on how to quilt it.

There is a free worksheet with all the information and fabric requirements and a table of cutting instructions to make the full sampler quilt. You can sign up to download this below.

I hope you enjoy and follow this series as we build our skills and make this beautiful quilt project.

Social Media Graphic

You can download this snazzy little graphic and share it on social media with the hashtag #behindtheblock2. Click here to download.

Fabric Requirements

Fabric Colour Yardage Notes
A Garnet 1/2 yard  
B Harbor 2/3 yard  
C Asparagus 1/2 yard  
D Sunny 1/3 yard
Background Bone 1 & 1/2 yards  
Sashings and Borders Bone 1 yard  
Border 2 Harbor 3/4 yard  
Backing   3 & 3/4 yards If you buy an extra wide backing fabric (108″), you only need 2 yards of fabric.
Wadding/Batting   Twin-sized pack or 2 yards of 90″ or wider If you are buying batting by the yard, you can buy 90”, 96”, 105” or 120” in most brands. You need enough yardage to cover the width of the quilt, in this case, 58”, which is 2 yards.
Binding   1/2 yard  



Alternative Colourways

PreQuilt Colouring Page

You can use the colouring page provided in the free worksheet to try out your own colour combinations. Alternatively, you can use PreQuilt. This tool is free to use and lets you try various colour combinations easily.

Visit this link to get started:


  1. Block 1 – Pinwheel
  2. Block 2 – Jacob’s Ladder
  3. Block 3 – Friendship Star
  4. Block 4 – Ribbon Star
  5. Block 5 – Churn Dash
  6. Block 6 – “8-pointed” Star
  7. Block 7 – Ohio Star
  8. Block 8 – Hourglass
  9. Block 9 – Block name not known
  10. Block 10 – Dutchman Puzzle
  11. Block 11 – Space Invaders
  12. Block 12 – Blackford Beauty
  13. Bonus 1: Quilting Finishing
  14. Bonus 2: How to Quilt it
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