State Block: California


California State Block

September 9, 1850

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Dark Blue

Light Pink

Royal Blue

Dark Raspberry


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

Download Applique Templates.

  • Print 4 of template A.
  • Print 8 of template B.
  • Print 1 of template C.
  • Print 1 of template D.
  • Print 4 Placement Guides and tape together.


Note: Applique templates do not include the seam allowances. Please add them as needed for your preferred method of applique.

From the dark blue fabric, cut 8 of template B.

From the light pink fabric, cut 4 of template A.

From the royal blue fabric, cut 1 of template C.

From the dark raspberry fabric, cut 1 of template D.

From the white fabric, cut (1) 13″ x 13″ square.

Center Circle

Applique A pieces to D center circle using the placement diagram as a guide. 

Baste B pieced in place.

Outside Star

Applique the C star to the 13″ background square using the placement diagram as a guide.

Block Assembly:

Applique the center circle unit to outside star unit 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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