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.
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.
- 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:
Lay out the Corn and Beans quilt block:
Now work in quadrants:
Sew the bottom left red and white triangles together on the diagonal:
Sew your newly created HST to the white triangle above it:
Sew the middle red and white triangles together on the diagonal:
New sew the white triangle above the newly created HST and the red triangle below it to the HST:
Sew the top right red and white triangles together on the diagonal:
Now sew your newly created HST to the red triangle below it:
Sew all of the above steps together, making sure to line up your seams:
Attach the remaining two triangles to the sewn portion:
Repeat three more times with the remaining quadrants.
You now have a four patch ready to assemble: