Corn and Beans

This block is by far the most difficult in my Fourth of July quilt Old Glory. It requires sewing on the bias, so be sure to conquer a practice block before using your project fabric.

Corn and Beans Quilt Block

Here is the how-to for the Corn and Beans Quilt Block:

Note: These measurements are for an 8″ block. Sew using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance. 

Cut fabric:

  • 1 square 3 1/2″ red
  • 10 squares 2 1/8″ red
  • 3 squares 3 1/2″ white
  • 10 squares 2 1/8″ white

Cut each square in half on the diagonal:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Lay out the Corn and Beans quilt block:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Now work in quadrants:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Sew the bottom left red and white triangles together on the diagonal:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Sew your newly created HST to the white triangle above it:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Sew the middle red and white triangles together on the diagonal:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

New sew the white triangle above the newly created HST and the red triangle below it to the HST:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Sew the top right red and white triangles together on the diagonal:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Now sew your newly created HST to the red triangle below it:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Sew all of the above steps together, making sure to line up your seams:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Attach the remaining two triangles to the sewn portion:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

Repeat three more times with the remaining quadrants.

You now have a four patch ready to assemble:

Corn and Beans Quilt Block Tutorial

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