Alabama - 18" Quilt Block
We'll begin our tour of the states through patchwork with this quilt block pattern made of squares and rectangles.
Cut seventeen 2-1/2" squares.
Cut sixteen 2-1/2" squares and eight 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles.
Cut eight 2-1/2" squares and four 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles.
Step 1: With right sides together and using a scant 1/4" seam, sew an orange 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle to the long side of a yellow 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle. Sew another orange rectangle to the other long side of the yellow rectangle. Repeat for a total of four orange/yellow/orange squares.
Step 2: Using the blue, orange, and yellow 2-1/2" squares, make five nine-patch units according to the diagrams below:
make 1 for center
make 4 for corners
Step 3: Arrange the orange/yellow squares and the nine patch units as shown in Diagram 1. With right sides together and using a scant 1/4" seam, sew together to form rows as shown in Diagram 2. Sew rows as shown in Diagram 3 to finish the block.
Your block should measure 18-1/2" on all sides. It will measure 18" (finished size) when it is sewn into a quilt.
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