State Block: South Dakota


South Dakota State Block

November 2, 1889

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Dark Sky


Light Sky

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

Download the English Paper Piecing Templates.

  • Print 4 of template A.
  • Print 4 of template B.
  • Print 4 of template C.
  • Print 8 of template D.


From the dark sky fabric, prepare 4 of A.

From the lime fabric, prepare 4 of C and B each.

From the light sky fabric, prepare 8 of D.



Stitch B to A. Make 4.

Star Points

Stitch D to each side of one end of C. Make 4.


Block Assembly:

Using the diagram below as a guide, sew a star point to each corner.

Sew two of the units together to make half the block. Repeat for the other half. Sew the 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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