Thursday, November 26, 2020

Idaho Quilt Block Tutorial



Hi! Happy Thanksgiving!

I thought I'd post another National Days quilt block! First, let me say, I hope you're having nice holiday, no matter what you are doing today or this weekend! We had planned a quick trip to spend it with my FIL, but my hub woke up achy and with cold-like, symptoms yesterday morning and we didn't want to chance it, so we stayed home. Since we had planned to pick up the makings once we got there, we have nothing Thanksgiving-y at home to cook. Woops! 2020 for the win. It might be homemade tacos for Thanksgiving here. :) Which is A-OK! We have a lot to be thankful for. I thought I'd post another block since we are just hanging at home, having a quiet day. The next on my list is National Idaho Day from May 17th. Shout out to my friend, Jane, in Idaho!




Here's a fun fact I found about Idaho.. I found it in this article, "15 Things You Might Not Know About Idaho". The state seal was designed by a woman in 1891! It's the only one in the U.S. designed by a woman, and she did it by winning a contest that she had entered using only her initials, I'm guessing so that no one would know she was a woman. Go Emma Edwards Green! :) When I googled her, I found out she was born in my town here in CA! 

This is how my Idaho quilt block goes together.




Fabric A (background):
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 1 1/2 x 5"
(1) 1 3/4 x 2 1/4"
(1) 1 3/4 x 4"
(2) 2" sq.
(1) 2 x 3 3/4"
(1) 4 x 5"


Fabric B (state):
(5) 1" sq. (~)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)
(1) 1 1/4" sq. (+)
(1) 1 1/4 x 3"
(1) 1 3/4" sq.
(1) 1 3/4 x 2"
(1) 2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 x 3 3/4"
(1) 2 1/4 x 3"
(1) 2 1/2 x 2 3/4"


Fabric C (letters):
(2) 1" sq.
(3) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)




Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





*Using above method, 1" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric B-right upper corner, and 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" rect. of Fabric A-SHORT edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat steps, using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric B and 1 x 2 1/2" rect. of FAbric C-LONG edge at the top.


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Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.





*Using above method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 2 1/2 x 2 3/4" rect. of Fabric B-LONG edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat steps using 2" sq. of Fabric A and 2 1/4 x 3" rect. of Fabric B-LONG edge at the top.

*Repeat steps using 1" sq. of Fabric B and 2" sq. of Fabric A.

*Repeat steps using 1" sq. of Fabric B and 2 x 3 3/4" rect. of Fabric A-SHORT edge at the top.

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Assemble the state of Idaho as shown below, using scant quarter inch seams. The block will be 8 1/2" at this point, 8" when finished in quilt.








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The next block in line is National Brothers Day. I grew up the only girl with two older brothers so I had to have a brothers block in my quilt!




That will be an easy one! NO clip and flip corners!

Thanks for popping in for a read today. I'll be back soon. If you make any of these blocks and post them on social media, come find me, I'd love to see! 


I'm linking all of these blocks up over on the National Days page

Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo

2 comments...:

hej kelli,
i love your nice blocks :0) worked the astronaut this week...i will show it next week in my blog :0) thank you so much! greetings from denmark, ulrike :0)

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your hubby is feeling better today. Having something un-traditional for Thanksgiving (or any holiday) can be fun. We have a tradition of eating Chinese on Christmas Eve.

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