State Block: Minnesota


Minnesota State Block

May 11, 1858

12″ x 12″

American Made Brand Fabrics:

Light Eggplant


Light Pink

Light Sky

Dark Orange



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 Seven.

Download the Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns.

  • Print 4 of pattern A.
  • Print 4 of pattern B.
  • Print 4 of pattern C.
  • Print 4 of pattern D.
  • Print 1 of center template.


From the light pink fabric, cut 1 center square using the center template. Add a 1/4″ seam allowance when cutting.

Block Assembly:

Using the diagram below as a guide, sew the corner triangles to the center A.

Side Units

Complete patterns A, B, C, and D using each of the four color combinations. Use the color image above for color placement.

  • Light Yellow & Orange
  • Light Pink & Raspberry
  • Coral & Dark Orange
  • Light Eggplant & Light Sky

Sew unit A to unit B of like colors. Sew unit AB to C. Sew unit ABC to D to complete like-color Side unit. Repeat for other colors.

Sew the light pink center square to unit A for each side. Use the color image above for placement of the side units.

Sew the side seams together completing 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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