I am going to show you How to Make the Colorado State Quilt Block Without Y Seams. We are introducing the Nevada 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 Colorado Day is Wednesday April 12, 2023! I am going to try to release the State blocks on their National day throughout 2023!
This block was difficult to figure out how to put it together, but once I figured it out it’s not to hard to build. This block is 12.5″ x 11″ unfinished and I made it in the colors of the State Flower – Columbine
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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 and has a 60 degree line
- 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.
Cutting the Pieces
The rotary cutting instructions give you all the dimensions and the degrees of the angles. I did a video tutorial and at the beginning of the tutorial I show you how to cut all these pieces with the angles! I suggest watching the video I have linked below to help you understand how to cut the pieces for this block.
I have also included templates if you have a printer, this way you don’t need to do all the “math” to cut the pieces.
Step 1 – Build Inner Portion
Add (B) to (C), sew and iron towards (C). Make 6.
Put 3 of these units together to form a half hexagon, match seams, and iron to the right. Make 2
Put the two halves together to make the center unit. Iron to one side.
Step 2 – Build out from the inner hexagon
Add 3 (D)’s to the inner hexagon, alternating around. Iron towards the (D)’s. See figure below. Make 1.
Add an (E) to each side of the remaining three (D)’s. Iron towards the (E) pieces. Make 3.
Add the above units to the three sides of the triangle we created, centering and ironing towards the (E/D) units.
Step 3 – Create the outer triangles
Add an (F) to the left of (D), iron towards (F) AND Add a (G) to the left of (F). Make 6 of each left and right unit.
Put the units together as indicated and iron toward the (F,G) unit.
Step 4 – Finish the outside of the block
Add 2 triangles from step 3 to opposite sides of the inner hexagon. Iron towards the triangles.
Add and (H) to two of the triangle units in step 3 one (H) will go on the right side of the triangle and one (H) will go on the left of the other triangle. Iron towards (H).
Add and (H) to two of the triangle units in step 3 on the right side of the triangle. Iron towards (H). Make 2
Add an (A) to each side of the remaining step 3 triangle units. Iron towards (A).
Add the rows we just created to the top and bottom of our rectangle. Iron towards the outer rows.
Congratulations on Making the Colorado State Block!
Congratulations on making the Colorado State Block. Your unfinished block will measure 12.5″ x 10.5″ square. Share your block on social media by using hastag #coloradostateblockcc.
I have a detailed video tutorial showing the assemble of this block!
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