Tennessee State Block

June 1, 1796

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Light Navy
Dark Tomato

Download Paper Piecing Pattern.

  • Print 8 of pattern A.
  • Print 4 of template B or cut (1) 5 1/2″ square from white fabric, then cut diagonally twice to make 4 triangles.
  • Print 4 of template C or cut (4) 4″ squares from white fabric.


Complete foundation paper piecing unit A. Make 8.

Sew the two A units together adding the B triangle. It can be English paper pieced or hand pieced in place. Make 4 Star Point Units.

Join two Star Point Units together with a C square.

Add the two other C squares to one half as shown below.

Block Assembly:

Sew the two halves of the block together.

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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Even though this is the Tennessee block, I feel it represents the USA. I love almost everything Red/White/Blue. This really caught my eye. Every man in my family has served in the military and I’m so proud of them. My home is decorated with R/W/B furniture and flags everywhere. Love for God and my country is my foundation. I have 3 large bins of patriotic fabrics and I’m looking forward to pulling them out and starting this pattern. Thank you for printing this.

Patricia Benson

This is great. I think I am a member of AQS already!

Patricia Benson

I love these blocks! Thanks for Sharing these with us! Love all of them!