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Quilt Blocks of the States - Arkansas Crossroads

Arkansas Crossroads - 12" Quilt Block

The next block in our Quilt Blocks of the States series is a simple four-patch pattern.  

 

Fabric Key:

Cutting Instructions:

 

 

Cut four 3-1/2" squares.

 

 

Cut four 3-1/2" squares.

 

 

Cut four 3-1/2" squares.

 

 

Cut two 6-1/2" squares.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1: With a pencil (or your favorite marking method), draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each green 3-1/2" square.

Step 2: With right sides together, layer a green 3-1/2" square on a cream 6-1/2" square at the upper left corner.  Sew along the line that you drew in Step 1.  Trim away the excess green and cream fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric as shown below.

Step 3:  With right sides together, layer a green 3-1/2" square on the lower right corner.  Sew along the line that you drew in Step 1.  Trim away the excess green and cream fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric as shown below.

Step 4:  Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 for a total of two cream/green diagonal stripe units.

Step 5:  With right sides together, layer a gold 3-1/2" square on a red 3-1/2" and stitch a 1/4" seam along one side.  Press seam toward the darker fabric.  Repeat three more times for a total of four gold/red rectangles.

Step 6:  Arrange two gold/red rectangles to form a four-patch unit as shown below.  Stitch along one long side and press seam to one side.  Repeat once more for a total of two gold/red four-patch units.

Step 7:  Arrange the gold/red four-patch units and cream/green diagonal stripe 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.

Diagram 1:

Diagram 2:


Diagram 3:


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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