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Quilt Blocks of the States - Oregon

Guest Author - Kim Noblin

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.

oregon-step1.gif

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.

ooregon-step2.gif

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.

ooregon-step5.gif

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.

ooregon-step6.gif

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

ooregon-step7.gif

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.

ooregon-step8.gif


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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Content copyright © 2013 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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