The Lincolns Platform quilt block is classified as a five patch block and under this name it comes from the Ladies Art Company. It also goes by the name of Three In A Corner although it actually makes me think of either four birds flying out from the centre or one of those lifebuoy signs that you see on river banks. It has a three dimensionsal look to it.
4.7/8″ squares: two each in red and cream
2.1/2″ squares: thirteen cream and eight red, four red rectgangles 6.1/2″ by 2.1/2″.
Making the lincolns platform quilt block
Make half square triangle units with the 4.7/8″ squares. Place a red and cream square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangles.
Lay the squares out with the red rectangles along the two central lines with a white square between them. The red and white squares alternate around the edge of the quilt block and the half square triangles surround the central square with the white triangles pointing towards the middle.
The simplest way to sew the lincolns platform quilt block together is to complete each corner separately and then sew the corners together with the red rectangle between them. Sew together the pairs of squares above or below the half square triangles and sew the three squares in each corner into a strip.
Sew the pairs of squares to the half square triangles and then sew the strips of three squares to the sides. Sew each pair of corners together with the red rectangles and sew the square and rectangles together across the central row. The three rows can then be sewn together to complete the lincolns platform quilt block.