We are introducing the West Virginia block! In 1912 Hearth and Home solicited quilters to submit a quilt block that they thought represented their State, and they then published them and I am recreating these blocks for us to make!
National West Virginia Day is Wednesday March 22, 2023! I am going to try to release the State blocks on their National day throughout 2023!
I have deconstructed this block so that it is all familiar quilting shapes and no Y seams! The key to this block is to use fabric that hides the seams, so that the color shapes really come through. This block is 12.5″ and I made it in the colors of the State Flower – Rhododendron.
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- Three Fabric Colors for this block, contrasting enough that all elements of the block stand apart.
- Rulers large enough to cut the pieces.
- Chain Piece cutter is optional
- Rotary blade
- Thread – I used Aurifil Thread 50wt.
- Iron – I have a cordless iron that makes it easy to iron next to my machine.
Step 1 – Make the HST’s
- Make 2 – Fabric 1 & 2 (A), sew and iron towards the dark fabric
- Make 1 – Fabric 2 & 3 (A), sew and iron towards the dark fabric
- Make 1 – Fabric 1 & 3 (A), sew and iron towards the dark fabric
Step 2 – Cut the (B) & (D) pieces.
The (B) & (D) pieces will be cut the same except there will be a right and left.
B will be the left and (D) will be the right.
To cut the (B) pieces. Measure 3/4″ from the top left corner over and make a mark. Next cut on the diagonal from the mark to the bottom right corner.
To cut the (D) pieces. Measure 3/4″ from the top right corner over and make a mark. Next cut on the diagonal from the mark to the bottom left corner.
Add Fabric 3 (A) to the left cuts and the right cuts to, sew and iron towards (A). Trim unit to 2 1/8” wide x 1 7/8” high.
Step 3 – Layout the quarter block and assemble.
Layout the block as seen below. Make 4 identical quarter blocks.
Assemble the Center Row
Assemble the Quarter Block by Rows
Assemble Quarters to make Block
Congratulations on Making the West Virginia State Block!
Congratulations on making the West Virginia State Block. Your unfinished block will measure 12.5" square. Share your block on social media by using hastag #westvirginiastateblockcc.
I have a detailed video tutorial showing the assemble of this block!
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