Louisiana Variation - 8" Quilt Block

 We'll use the square-in-the-corner technique for greater accuracy.  

 

 

Fabric Key:

Cutting Instructions:

 

 

Cut twelve 2-1/2" squares.

 

 

Cut four 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles.

 

 

Cut four 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles.

Sewing Instructions:Step 1: With a pencil (or your favorite marking method), draw two diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of all brown 2-1/2" squares.

Step 2: Place a brown 2-1/2" square on the right end of an orange 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle (right sides together) as shown below.  Stitch a seam on the diagonal line that you drew Step 1.  Trim the fabric above the sewn line to 1/4" and press the seam toward the brown fabric.  Repeat on the left end and press the seam toward the brown fabric.  Repeat three more times for a total of four flying geese units.

Step 3:  Place a brown 2-1/2" square on the right end of a yellow 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle (right sides together) as shown below.  Stitch a seam on the diagonal line that you drew Step 1.  Trim the fabric above the sewn line to 1/4" and press the seam toward the brown fabric.  Repeat three more times for a total of four point units.

Step 4:  With right sides together, stitch a flying geese unit (Step 2) to the top of a point unit (Step 3) as shown below.  Repeat for a total of four.

Step 5:  Arrange the sections as shown below and sew into rows (Diagram 1).  Sew the rows (Diagram 2) together to finish the block (Diagram 3) .

    

Diagram 1:              Diagram 2:


Diagram 3:


Your block should measure 8-1/2" on all sides.  It will measure 8" finished size when it is sewn into a quilt.

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