Quilt Across the US with AQS – 50 State Quilt Blocks

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Welcome to Quilt Across the US with AQS – 50 State Quilt Blocks!

Along with 50 State Mug Rugs for AQS Members.

Each week you will find five state block patterns released in the order they joined the Union. In the AQS Member access area, you can also find the same five states’ Mug Rug patterns.

The state blocks are the vintage blocks shared among quilters for generations presented in Bonnie K. Browning’s book, Vintage Quilt Blocks State by State, which is no longer in print. A special thank you to Bonnie for letting us use her book as a resource. Care has been taken to not alter the line design of the blocks and follow the traditional colorings.

There are many ways to make these blocks. We have chosen to offer patterns using a variety of techniques to finish the blocks with skill and precision. Try our methods, or use your favorite!

Please join us on the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to share your progress!

Get the AQS 50 States Big FQ Bundle of American Made Brand Fabrics used in the state quilt blocks. The bundle includes a fat quarter for each fabric used in the 50 state blocks!

The FQ Bundles offered in the posts are all the fabrics for that specific week.

Week One:

Delaware Quilt Block

Delaware Mug Rug

 

Pennsylvania Quilt Block

Pennsylvania Mug Rug

 

New Jersey Quilt Block

New Jersey Mug Rug

 

Georgia Quilt Block

Georgia Mug Rug

 

Connecticut Quilt Block

Connecticut Mug Rug

 

Week Two:


Massachusetts Quilt Block

Massachusetts Mug Rug

 

Maryland Quilt Block

Maryland Mug Rug

 

South Carolina Quilt Block

South Carolina Mug Rug

 

New Hampshire Quilt Block

New Hampshire Mug Rug

 

Virginia Quilt Block

Virginia Mug Rug

 

Week Three:

New York Quilt Block

New York Mug Rug

 

North Carolina Quilt Block

North Carolina Mug Rug

 

Rhode Island Quilt Block

Rhode Island Mug Rug

 

Vermont Quilt Block

Vermont Mug Rug

 

Kentucky Quilt Block

 

Kentucky Mug Rug

 

Week Four:

Tennessee Quilt Block

Tennessee Mug Rug

 

Ohio Quilt Block

 

Ohio Mug Rug

 

Louisiana State Block

Louisiana Mug Rug

 

Indiana State Block

Indiana Mug Rug

 

Mississippi State Block

Mississippi Mug Rug

 

Week Five:

Illinois State Block

Illinois Mug Rug

Alabama State Block

Alabama Mug Rug

 

Maine Quilt Block

Maine Mug Rug

 

Missouri Quilt Block

Missouri Mug Rug

 

Arkansas Quilt Block

Arkansas Mug Rug

 

Week Six:

Michigan State Block

Michigan Mug Rug

 

Florida State Block

Florida Mug Rug

 

 

Texas State Block

Texas Mug Rug

 

Iowa State Block

Iowa Mug Rug

Wisconsin State Block

Wisconsin Mug Rug

 

Week Seven:

California State Block

California Mug Rug

 

Minnesota State Block

Minnesota Mug Rug

 

Oregon State Block

Oregon Mug Rug

 

Kansas State Block

Kansas Mug Rug

 

West Virginia State Block

West Virginia Mug Rug

 

Week Eight:

Nevada State Block

Nevada Mug Rug

 

Nebraska State Block

Nebraska Mug Rug

 

Colorado State Block

Colorado Mug Rug

North Dakota State Block

 

North Dakota Mug Rug

 

South Dakota State Block

South Dakota Mug Rug

 

Week Nine:

Montana State Block

Montana Mug Rug

 

Washington State Block

Washington Mug Rug

 

Idaho State Block

Idaho Mug Rug

 

Wyoming State Block

Wyoming Mug Rug

 

Utah State Block

Utah Mug Rug

 

Week Ten:

Oklahoma State Block

Oklahoma Mug Rug

 

New Mexico State Block

New Mexico Mug Rug

 

Arizona State Block

Arizona Mug Rug

 

Alaska State Block

Alaska Mug Rug

 

Hawaii State Block

Hawaii Mug Rug

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Fay Schroeder

Sounds interesting.

Judy D

Don’t know who designed these blocks but… they are too busy. In fact, I live in Maine and the block is super ugly. Why are state blocks not in tones of red,white and blue. With a specific color for each state. For example, a deep red, white,a sea blue plus a pine green. ?

Nancy

I’m excited!!

This is Excellent, All the States – – in order of how they joined. At the perfect time, a project for my Grand children to learn some sewing and all about the states. Thank You, I am excited to get started.

a great adventure and history reminder

m brehl

Why are these blocks for these states? And colors?

Holly Trotter

I’ve been interested in the state blocks and now I can do them..yahoo!

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Vicki

Are the fabric requirements going to posted somewhere like on the other AQS projects – Either for all the blocks or mug rugs? Or is the only option to purchase the fat quarters pack each week?

Pam

I have been looking for a project to use my state flowers fabrics on, this will be perfect. Thank you!!

Me too… I am going to use my State Flower fabrics too!

Cathy King

Sounds great!

Jan

I like the American made fabrics but am not a fan of solids in general. I think I will use reproduction fabrics appropriate to the time that each state joined but try to stay with the overall color theme suggested in the insturctions. If I don’t have the correct period, I use something else that represents the state like tropical or batiks for Hawaii, cowboy/western for Wyoming, etc. A great opportunity to dive into my stash.

Georgia Davison

This looks like a fun project!!!! Will state birds, flowers, animals, trees, etc follow in the future? They could all make a nice series of quilts celebrating the uniqueness of each of our glorious 50 states…. just a thought.

Teresa Ayars

I see we can order the fat quarters to make these but the bundle say you may need more of certain colors. I’d like to order enough to the same time to make them all. I don’t want a lot of leftover colors either. Any advice?

Vickie

Hi Betsey, Sorry if I missed this somewhere but will the Big bundle be enough fabric to do all 50 states and the mug rugs or do I need to use other fabric for the mug rugs. Also, please thank Bonnie for me – I didn’t even know there was a book on Vintage Blocks State by State. This is an excellent history lesson for my grandchildren.

I love this project and am excited to get started on it. I’ve been looking for a project that will help me hone my paper piecing skills!
Thank you!

Nanny

Me Parece estupendo este proyecto!!
Muy interesante por todos sus conceptos. No soy americana, pero me siento orgullosa por vosotras, quilters!
Seguiré vuestros avances con mucha curiosidad.
Gracias a todas las personas implicadas!
Un abrazo desde España!

Marge

Hi, I am recently new to AQS, like June of this year. this 50 states is what got me to join, I am wondering if these patterns are going to be available for awhile or do I need to download all of them now.?
Thanks
Marge

Diana

I have been printing the blocks that represent where my ancestors came from in the US and where my husband and I were born. Luckily all 6 of my children were born in CA!

Cheryl Wessels

Thanks so much for these beautiful blocks. They are very special and easy to make (well, most of them).
Please send thanks to Bonnie Browning also. Love them.

Debbie Morsching

Love that these blocks are unique and a little more detailed. Thank you!

Pat

Where can I find state flowers fabrics?

Janet

I am looking forward to starting these. With every block different, there will be no boredom!! I have been having one problem–I cannot get the Idaho block to download. I click on PDF and it does not come up.

Rhonda

To put these all together, what color sashing would you use? I’m not good with choosing colors.