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Quilt Blocks of the States - Oregon

State of Oregon - 10" Quilt Block

The next block in our state block series is called "State of Oregon". We'll use the square in the corner technique for the diagonal stripes.

 

 

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

Dark Purple

2-1/2" Square

13

 

 

 

Light Purple

3-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangle

4

Light Purple

2-1/2" x 6-1/2" Rectangle

2

Light Purple

2-1/2" Square

2

Sewing Instructions:

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

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Step 2:  Layer a marked Dark Purple 2-1/2" square on the upper right corner of a Light Purple 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle, right sides together.  Sew along the line that you drew in Step 1.  Trim away excess fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Dark Purple fabric.  Repeat in the lower left corner.  Make 2.

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Step 3:  Layer a marked Dark Purple 2-1/2" square on the upper left corner of a Light Purple 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle, right sides together.  Sew along the line that you drew in Step 1.  Trim away excess fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Dark Purple fabric.  Repeat in the lower right corner.  Make 2.

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Step 4:  Sew a Step 2 and Step 3 strip unit together as shown below.  Press seam in one direction.  Make 2.

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Step 5:  Sew a Light Purple 2-1/2" square to the left and right side of a Dark Purple 2-1/2" square as shown below.  Press seam allowances toward the darker fabric.

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Step 6:  Sew a Dark Purple 2-1/2" square to the left and right side of a Light Purple 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle as shown below.  Press seam allowances toward the darker fabric.  Repeat for a total of two.

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Step 7:  Sew the center block sections together as shown.  Press seam allowances toward the center.

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Step 8:  Sew the Step 6 units to the left and right sides of the center section.  Press the seam allowances away from the center of the block.

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Your block should measure 10-1/2" on all sides. It will measure 10" finished size when it is sewn into a quilt.

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