State Block: Arkansas


Arkansas State Block

June 15, 1836

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Dark Indigo

Light Yellow


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 English Paper Piecing Templates.

  • Print 1 of template A.
  • Print 4 of template B.
  • Print 4 of template C.
  • Print 8 of template D.
  • Print 4 of template E.
  • Print 4 of template F.


From the white fabric, prepare templates E, F, and 4 of D.

From the dark indigo fabric, prepare templates C and 4 of D.

From the light yellow fabric, prepare templates A and B.

Block Assembly:

Using the diagram below as a guide, sew a B to opposite sides of A. 

Sew a C to both sides of B. Make 2.

Sew a white D to a dark indigo D, then so an E and F to adjoining sides. Note: Use the diagram to check the direction of E and F. Make 4.

Sew the BC units to the BAB center unit. Sew the corner units to the center unit.

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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