LOUISIANA QUILT BLOCK PATTERN



Louisiana quilt block

Louisiana quilt block

 

Another quilt block pattern called after one of the states of America.  This is a four patch block attributed to Hearth and Home and it’s a pretty, uncluttered pattern.  I have made it here as a 16″ block.

Cutting requirements

four 4.7/8″ squares in both blue and yellow, four white rectangles 8.1/2″ by 4.1/2″.

Making the Louisiana quilt block 

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

 

Use the 4.7/8″ squares to make half square triangles.  Place a yellow and blue 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.  This produces two half square triangle units each made of one blue triangle and one yellow triangle.

 

Sew two half square triangles together

Sew two half square triangles together

Louisiana quilt block layout

Louisiana quilt block layout

Sew two half square triangles together with the blue triangles next to each other to create a larger triangle.  Repeat with all the half square triangle units.  Sew each pair of squares to a white rectangle with the blue triangle pointing towards the white rectangle.  Each one of these is one quarter of the Louisiana quilt block.  Lay them out as shown, sew the quarters together in pairs and then sew the pairs together to complete the Louisiana quilt block.

This is a lovely simple quilt block pattern and I used it in the quilt as you go fun and done quilt.

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