My Favorite Block Quilt Along


Posted on January 17th, by Amy in quilt-along. 19 comments

Picking a favorite block is like trying to select a favorite quilt for the Festival each time it comes around! I decided that I wanted to find a good basic block, that anyone can make, to share today.

Road to Oklahoma - AmysCreativeSide.comThe Road to Oklahoma is a simple block of squares and half square triangles, and when stacked create a fun pattern of stars and four-patches.  Here’s a quick example, before I show you how to make it!

Road to Oklahoma - AmysCreativeSide.com

This is a star askew, but if you turn the blocks, you have a classic star.
Road to Oklahoma - AmysCreativeSide.com

Simple and fun results!

To make a Road to Oklahoma block, select a block size and cut the squares.

Cutting 6” block
Print fabric, cut:
6 squares – 2” x 2”
2 squares – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
White fabric, cut:
6 squares – 2” x 2”
2 squares – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

Cutting 12” block
Print fabric, cut:
6 squares – 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”
2 squares – 4” x 4”
White fabric, cut:
6 squares – 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”
2 squares – 4” x 4”

Road to Oklahoma - AmysCreativeSide.com

1. Mark a diagonal on the wrong side of the 2 larger white squares, pair with an equal sized square in print and sew 1/4” away from both sides the marked line.

2. Cut on the diagonal line, press the seam allowances in one direction, and trim to equal the size of the remaining squares, 2” or 3 1/2” respectively.

Road to Oklahoma - AmysCreativeSide.com
3. Layout the pieces in the block formation. Sew the squares together to form rows, press the seam allowances in opposite directions.

Road to Oklahoma - AmysCreativeSide.com
4. Sew the rows together to complete the block. Press the seam allowances in one direction.

As my kids would say – “Easy peasy!”

I have a pdf of the pattern available here.

ETA – Link for pdf has been updated – sorry for the confusion!

Road to Oklahoma - AmysCreativeSide.comThis is the version I would love to eventually make!

To see more tutorials visit Kim there will be four new blocks posted each month through April!

My Favorite Block Quilt Along - persimondreams.com





19 thoughts on “My Favorite Block Quilt Along

  1. Oh I love this, And I love the mock up of the colors, I may finally have my “rainbow” quilt figured out with this one…thank you!

  2. Pingback: My Favorite Block Quilt Along, Block 2 from AmysCreativeSide | Persimon Dreams

  3. My guild is starting a four-patch exchange, and I’ll be signing up for it so that I can make a scrap version of this pattern.

  4. This is a very late “Thank You” to you for sharing the Road to Oklahoma Block! When I went to the block for today — it hit me that I haven’t thanked everyone for sharing their blocks with Kim for the My Favorite Block Quilt Along! I love this quilt along! Thanks so much!

  5. For instance, coffee shops have menus of brown color or shades of the same hue in order to bring the atmosphere of the cafe and set it in the menu. Whereas, a Japanese or Chinese restaurant would make a more colorful menu that uses images that reflect their culture and their food – since their dishes include various colors. This blog will be showing you some of the most amazing menu designs for your use.I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

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