State Block: Illinois


Illinois State Block

December 3, 1818

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Brick Red


Dark Aqua

Royal Blue


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


From raspberry fabric, cut 4 A. Baste to template.

From royal blue fabric, cut 4 D. Baste to template.

From brick red fabric, cut 4 B. Baste to template.

From dark aqua fabric, cut 4 C. Baste to template.

From lime fabric, cut 4 E. Baste to template.

Sew a brick red B to a raspberry A. Sew a dark aqua C to the brick red B. Make 4 star units.

Sew a lime E to a royal blue D. Make 4 corner units.

Block Assembly:

Using the diagram below as a guide, sew corner units to each side of a star unit. Make 2.

Sew the top and bottom of the block together with the 2 remaining star units.

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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