Louisiana State Block

April 30, 1812

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Dark Eggplant
Light Eggplant

Cutting Instructions:

From the dark eggplant, cut:

(4) 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

From the light eggplant, cut:

(8) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares

From the cream, cut:

(4) 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles


Make four flying geese units by marking the backs of the 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ light eggplant squares diagonally from corner to corner. Lay the marked square on a corner of the cream rectangle, right sides together, and sew on the marked line. Trim and press. Repeat for the other corner on the same side.

Block Assembly:

Sew the dark eggplant rectangles to the flying geese units as shown below. Sew two sections together to complete half of the block. Sew the two halves together to complete the block.

Block measures 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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