Today’s pattern I called “String geese”. It works up to 53″ x 62″ if made as shown, so a good toddler/throw size.

This pattern is very easy–In the picture above there are 6.5″ unfinished half square triangle blocks set “on point”, but you could do your own thing or any size or as scrappy as you like. Use random strip widths (use up strips from your scrap bins!) or make the background scrappy. To make the string parts, just sew a bunch of strips and strings together, and cut them into 7″ squares. Use these squares the way you would just a regular piece of fabric when making your half square triangles.

If you want to make this exactly as it is, you will need to pay close attention to which way the strips are running when making your blocks. Many of the blocks are mirror images.

There is a half square triangle tutorial here, use method 2 and cut your original squares to 7″.

About Free Pattern Friday:

I am learning how to use EQ7 and trying to stretch my designing and coloring muscles. I wanted to be able to share what I came up with, hence this series. I will list cutting sizes, and anything else that would be critical to figuring it out, but to be able to make this free I am not going to post instructions—you will need to work out the details, like fabric requirements and piecing instructions, on your own.

You can use the free patterns in this series however you want except for to sell the pattern, copy the images, or mass-produce these quilts. All of the blocks I use are either included with EQ (which means they are in the public domain) or they are my own that I am giving permission to use. I would love to hear back if you make anything from these patterns!