The Georgia quilt block is a pretty block in its own right and when several of them are sewn together a wonderful grid starts to appear across the quilt. This is classified as a five patch block and is made with three colours plus white. I have made it here as a 10″ quilt block.
two 2.7/8″ squares in both red and yellow
2.1/2″ squares: eight white, nine red, four grey
Making the Georgia quilt block
Make half square triangles with the 2.7/8″ squares. Place a red and a yellow square with right sides together. Mark a line along the diagonal and sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line. Cut along the line to produce two half square triangles.
Lay the squares out in five rows of five squares. The red and white squares are alternated all round the outside of the quilt block. Check the placement of the half square triangles: the yellow triangle is always nearest the centre.
Sew the squares in pairs across each row and then sew the pairs together to complete the rows. Sew the rows together to complete the Georgia quilt block.
To see how this quilt block looks in a quilt, click on Georgia quilt pattern.