Goose in the Pond

Goose in the Pond quilt blockGoose in the Pond quilt block

Goose in the Pond is a striking geometric quilt block that looks surprisingly modern today.

Goose in the Pond quilt, circa 1910Goose in the Pond quilt, circa 1910

The pattern was published by Ruby Short McKim in her book, One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns,in 1931. The quilt pictured above is from Ohio and dates circa 1910. Goose in the Pond is a complex block using squares, half-square triangles, nine-patch sections and strip piecing.

Goose in the Pond quilt pattern, circa 1931Goose in the Pond quilt pattern, circa 1931

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