State Block: Alabama

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Alabama State Block

December 14, 1819

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Dark Blue

Light Navy

Light Sky

White

Get the fabrics for this week’s blocks in one convenient fat quarter bundle! Bundle includes fabrics for all the state blocks in Week Five.

 

Download Applique Template and Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern.

  • Print 5 of the Petal applique template.
  • Print 5 of the paper piecing pattern.
  • Print 1 of the placement diagram.

Instructions:

From the light sky and dark blue fabrics, cut a 14″ square. Cut the squares in half diagonally. Cut 1 half from each color in half diagonally. Sew together to make a square. Note: The two extra halves are not used in this block. The squares are cut in this manner so there isn’t a bias outer edge. 

From the white fabric, cut 5 petal appliques.

Using the white and light navy fabrics, make the paper piecing pattern. Make 5. Sew the paper piecing patterns together to make a ring.

Assemble the placement diagram and trace the center circle to make a template.

Using the circle template, cut a circle from the light navy fabric.

Applique the light navy circle to the paper pieced ring.

Applique the ring unit to the pieced background square using the placement diagram as a guide.

Block Assembly:

Trim the block to measure 12 1/2″ unfinished.

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Special thanks to Bonnie Browning for use of her book for reference, Vintage Quilt Blocks State by State by Bonnie K. Browning.

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