State Block: Michigan


Michigan State Block

January 26, 1837

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Dark Blue


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 Six.

Download English Paper Piecing Templates.

  • Print 16 of template A.
  • Print 4 of template B.
  • Print 4 of template C.
  • Print 1 of template D.


From the dark blue fabric, prepare 8 templates A.

From the coral fabric, prepare 8 templates A.

From the light yellow fabric, prepare templates D, 4 of B, and 4 of C.

Block Assembly:

Using the diagram color block image above, sew together 2 dark blue A and 2 coral A templates to make a star unit. Make 4.

Sew a B to one side of B. Note the placement using the color block image above. Repeat for the remaining star units.

Sew a C to two of the star units. Repeat for the other two stars, again noting placement.

Sew the star unit rows to the top and bottom of D.

Sew a C to each side 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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