I did a bit of browsing, looking for a block that was a little different, but something that would represent the Thanksgiving season. I found this block, called Peace and Plenty and thought it would be quite suitable for my project. The nice thing is that for this project you can use charm squares, leftover jelly roll strips or scraps!
The technique I use for the half square triangles and the flying geese is a sew and flip technique. This does waste a little bit of fabric, but the results are so reliable that it is well worth throwing away a scrap of fabric. Or you could make more half square triangles out of those leftover bits and make a tiny block to match your pot holder....
Here is how I do this technique: First you need to mark the back of one of your squares. You can use a ruler and pencil to mark a diagonal line
The Peace and Plenty Pot Holder pattern and instructions are available here. This pattern will be free through the month of November.