State Block: Maryland


Maryland State Block

April 28, 1788

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Light Tomato

Dark Blue

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.


Download Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns.

  • Print 3 copies of Unit A paper piecing pattern.
  • Print 3 copies of Unit B paper piecing pattern.


From the light sky fabric, cut:

(1) 7″ square, cut in half diagonally

(1) 13″ square, cut in half diagonally


From the light tomato fabric, cut:

(2) 4 1/2″ squares, cut in half diagonally


Triangle Units

Paper piece Unit A using the numbers for placement order. Make 3.

Paper piece Unit B using the numbers for placement order. make 3.

Sew Unit B to a 4 1/2″ light tomato triangle, matching the 90 degree point first.

Sew Unit A to the other side of the light tomato triangle.

Trim the light tomato triangle to match the paper piecing units.

Remove the papers.

Make 3 triangle units.


Block Assembly:

Arrange the units as shown in the block assembly diagram below. Sew the units together making a triangle, then sew to the sky blue triangle.

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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Susan Brendle

Nice concept, but whoever created the Maryland block, you used the wrong colors. ?