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Quilt Blocks of the States - Pennsylvania Parade

Pennsylvania Parade - 12" Quilt Block

The next block in our state block series is called "Pennsylvania Parade". It measures 12" when sewn into a quilt.





Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

Purple

2-1/2" Square

12

Purple

5-1/4" Square

1

Green

4-1/2" Square

4

Green

5-1/4" Square

1

Orange

4-7/8" Square

2

Orange

4-1/2" Square

1

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1: With a ruler and rotary cutter, cut the Purple 5-1/4" square twice diagonally to create four triangles.  Repeat with the green 5-1/2" square.

Step 2: With a pencil and a ruler, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of twelve  Purple 2-1/2" squares.

Step 3: With a ruler and rotary cutter, cut each Orange 4-7/8" squares once diagonally to create two triangles. Four orange triangles made.

Step 4: Layer a marked Purple 2-1/2" square on the upper right corner of a Green 4-1/2" square, right sides together.  Sew along the line that you drew in Step 2.  Trim away excess fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Purple fabric.  Repeat in the upper left corner.  Make 4.  

     

Step 5: Layer a marked Purple 2-1/2" square on the upper right corner of the Orange 4-1/2" square, right sides together.  Sew along the line that you drew in Step 2.  Repeat in the lower left corner.  Trim away excess fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Purple fabric.  Repeat in the upper left corner and the lower right corner.  Make 1.

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Step 6: Arrange the green and purple triangles as shown below.  Sew each pair together along one short side.  Press seam allowances toward the purple fabric.  (4 triangle units made.)

Step 7: Sew each triangle unit to an orange triangle as shown below.  Press seam allowances toward the orange triangles.

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Step 8: Arrange the block units as shown below.  Sew horizontal units together to form rows and press seam allowances toward the Green/Purple units.  Sew rows together to finish the block and press seam allowances away from the center row.

   


Your block should measure 12-1/2" on all sides. It will measure 12" finished size when it is sewn into a quilt.

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