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Quilt Blocks of the States - Oklahoma Boomer

Guest Author - Kim Noblin & Judie Bellingham

Oklahoma Boomer- 9" Quilt Block

The next block in our state block series is Oklahoma Boomer. This nine-patch block is also known as Tin Man.

 

 

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

Red

3-1/2" Square

2

Red

2" Square

2

Red

1" x 2" Rectangle

2

Red

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

1

Red

3-1/2" x 5-1/2" Rectangle

2

 

Pink

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

4

Pink

3-1/2" Square

1

Pink

2" x 2-1/2" Square

1

Pink

2" x 3-1/2" Square

1

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Sew a Pink 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle to each side of a Red 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle as shown below.  Press seams toward the darker fabric.  One leg unit made.

Step 2:  Sew a Pink 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle to one side of a Red 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" rectangle as shown below.  Press seams toward the darker fabric.  Repeat for a total of two arm units.

Step 3:  Sew a Red 3-1/2" square to an arm unit that you made in Step 2 as shown below.  Press seams toward the darker fabric.  Repeat for a total of two.

Step 4:  Using your ruler and pencil, draw a diagonal line on the back of the two Red 2" squares, as shown below:

Step 5:  Place a Red 2" square on the right end of a Pink 2" x 3-1/2" rectangle (right sides together) as shown below.  Stitch a seam on the diagonal line that you drew Step 4.  Trim the fabric above the sewn line to 1/4" and press the seam toward the red fabric.  Repeat on the left end and press the seam toward the red fabric.  One flying geese unit made for the hat.

Step 6:  Sew a Red 1" x 2" rectangle to each side of the Pink 2" x 2-1/2" rectangle as shown below.  Press seams toward the pink fabric.  One face section made.

Step 7:  Arrange the hat, face, body (3-1/2" pink square), and legs as shown below.  Stitch together and press seams toward the body and face.

Step 8:  Arrange body section and the arm sections as shown below.  Stitch together and press the seams away from the center body section.


Your block should measure 9-1/2" on all sides. It will measure 9" finished size when it is sewn into a quilt.

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This content was written by Kim Noblin & Judie Bellingham. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Judie Bellingham for details.

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