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Quilt Blocks of the States - Pennsylvania Parade

Guest Author - Kim Noblin

PennsylvaniaParade - 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 Orange4-7/8" 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 thePurple fabric. Repeat in the upperleft corner. Make 4.

Step 5: Layer a marked Purple 2-1/2" square on the upper right corner of theOrange4-1/2" 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 thePurple fabric. Repeat in the upperleft 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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Content copyright © 2014 by Kim Noblin. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Kim Noblin. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Judie Bellingham for details.

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