My Favorite Block Quilt Along

Posted on January 17th, by Amy in quilt-along. 20 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!

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This is a star askew, but if you turn the blocks, you have a classic star.
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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”

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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.

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

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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!

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20 thoughts on “My Favorite Block Quilt Along

  1. 1
    Debbie B Sam says:

    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. 2
    Kiera says:

    Great tutorial! It’s alwasy so interesting how different blocks layed out in different ways make such cool combo’s. That’s the fun of quilting!

  3. 3

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  4. 4
    Michele says:

    Love the colors. I can’t wait to see it finished.

  5. 5
    Cindy Sharp says:

    It is a wonderful block. I have a quilt my mother made with it. It is one of my favorites too.

  6. 6

    Loving this block! I really like how you show all the possible layouts :)

    Thanks for joining in on the fun!

  7. 7
    Teje says:

    Beautiful block, Amy! Thank you for inspiration!

  8. 8
    Sheila says:

    Made a whole quilt of this block a few years back, love the lopsided star.

  9. 9

    Wow this is an awesome block and great tutorial!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  10. 10
    Flying Blind says:

    So simple and so excellent!

  11. 11
    krisTMJ says:

    Love the block. At first I think it is very traditional but it looks fresh and modern. I love the way you can change up the skew of the block.

  12. 12
    Shari says:

    Just shows how an old favourite can have a new look with fresh modern fabrics – thanks for sharing the layouts, not always easy to visualise.

  13. 13
    Diane says:

    I love this block. Is it supposed to be 12.5 unfinished or 12. finished? Mine ended up 12.25 ha!!

  14. 14
    Jennifer says:

    Great block with great layout designs. Would look great in a number of different colour combos.

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    Elnora says:

    Love your block! Thanks for providing the pdf. Think I’ll try sewing this by hand, as I’m keen to improve my hand sewing. Your style is lovely!

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    Tracy says:

    I love it. So simple (looks it) too. Going to try this asap!

  17. 17
    Nicole says:

    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.

  18. 18

    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!

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    sbobet says:

    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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    Judy says:

    I made this quilt for a family I was visiting in Oklahoma City for Christmas. I had never been to Oklahoma before. They were thrilled with this beautiful pattern. Thank you for your help. I used your pattern and it was a great success!!

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