Road Trip Quilt Along: Maryland [Part 2]

Let’s finish up that quilt block for Maryland.  I originally came across this design at Quilters Corner Club.  The color placement is a bit different there than my finished block, so you can check that out for another option.  We started with the four paper pieced sections in Maryland Part 1.  Now, let’s finish the block!

Here are the cutting directions copied from Part 1:

You can start out by cutting out (8) squares from your background fabric that are 2-15/16 inches.

Center: (1) 2-15/16 inch square

For the four (4) paper pieced sections: middle piece: (4) 2-15/16 squares
For the background: (8) 3-inch x 1.75-inch rectangles.

Half square triangles: Four (4), 3.5-inch squares background fabric
Four (4), 3.5 inch squares, accent fabric (the outer star points).

Quarter square triangles: (1) 3.75-inch square (to match center); (1) 3.75-inch square to match the star points; (2) 3.75-inch square.

The half square triangles (HSTs) are located around each corner and come together really easily.

Place the two 3.5 inch squares of fabric for the HSTs right sides together and draw a line from corner to corner.

Sew a line of stitches 1/4 inches to each side of that drawn line.

Cut down the line and iron the HST open.

Trim to 2-15/16 inches.

The quarter square triangles that surround the center of the block being the same way as the HSTs.  Place the 3.75-inch squares right sides together.  Draw a line from corner to corner.  Sew a line of stitches 1/4 inch away from the line on each side.  Cut down the line.  Iron open.

Now, line up your ruler perpendicular to the sewn line and cut from corner to corner.

Arrange your pieces so that the quarter square triangles look as they do in my picture below.

Sew the quarter square triangles together and trim to 2-15/16 inches.

All pieces are complete.  Arrange your block.  Sew the pieces together into rows and then sew the rows together.

Virginia and Maryland together.

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  1. […] as we’ve done in the past to make HSTs, cut them apart on the center line, iron open (directions for half square triangles in the Maryland block, if you need a refresher).  Trim each of the FORTY half square triangles to 2 inches. […]

  2. […] to make 4 half square triangles. Match one square of fabric 2 with one square of fabric 3 and create the HSTs as we’ve done for past blocks. You will end up with 4 HSTs (again, ignore the fact that I have twice as many as I […]

  3. […] fabric with a 3 inch square of one of your accent fabrics.  For a review of how to make HSTs, head on back to the Maryland quilt block.  This is an excellent place for chain piecing.  I just fed each pair of squares through my […]

  4. […] the half square triangles.  Use the four 5.5 inch squares.  More detailed directions for half square triangles can be found with the Maryland block.  Trim these HSTs to 5.5 […]

  5. […] made quarter square triangles for the Maryland block, and I will review […]

  6. […] Maryland quilt block part 2 here. This entry was posted in Uncategorized by sewingbymoonlight. Bookmark the permalink. […]

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