State Block: Virginia

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Virginia State Block

June 25, 1788

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Dark Butter

White

Coral

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 Two.

Instructions:

From the dark butter fabric, cut:

(4) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

(4) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

 

From the white fabric, cut:

(4) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

 

From the coral fabric, cut:

(4) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

(1) 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square

 

From the dark sky fabric, cut:

(2) 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangles

From the light sky fabric, cut:

(2) 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangles

 

Square in a Square Unit

Draw a diagonal line on the backs of the 2 1/2″ dark butter squares.

Sew a marked dark butter square to the corner of the 4 1/2″ coral square, right sides together, on the marked line.

Trim a 1/4″ outside the marked line as shown below. Press corner in place. Repeat with the other corners to complete the unit. 

Make 1.

This unit measures 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ unfinished.

 

Flying Geese Units

Draw a diagonal line on the backs of the 2 1/2″ coral squares.

Sew a marked coral square to the corner of the 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ white rectangle, right sides together, on the marked line.

Trim a 1/4″ outside the marked line. Press corner in place. Repeat with the other side to complete the unit. 

Make 4.

This unit measures 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ unfinished.

 

Block Assembly:

Arrange the units as shown in the block assembly diagram below. Complete the center, then add the borders to the block.

Block measures 12 1/2″ x 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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Reb

The frame going around the star, does that have to be included to classify it as a Virginia Star quilt? I’m thinking about painting this on wood and was wondering about the frame. Someone told me it does not, but I want to ask the experts!! Thanks so much.

This block web page doesn’t appear to have the link to download the piecing pattern.