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Quilt Blocks of the States - Arkansas Crossroads

Guest Author - Kim Noblin 12:00AM

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 green3-1/2" square.

Step 2:With right sides together, layer a green 3-1/2" square on a cream6-1/2" 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 thelower 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 twogold/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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Content copyright © 2014 by Kim Noblin 12:00AM. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Kim Noblin 12:00AM. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Judie Bellingham for details.

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