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About the Carrie Nation Quilt Block Pattern
Carrie Nation Quilt Block Pattern

Sew the Carrie Nation Quilt Block

© Janet Wickell
Many patchwork quilt blocks are similar (even identical) to the Carrie Nation design, but they all have different names, and you'll discover that name differences are usually due to an alteration of color value (contrast) within a block's patches.

Look at the block's structure and you'll see it is created with four four-patch units, and like-units are diagonal to each other:

  • two of the units have smaller four patches in two corners
  • the remaining units are each made from four squares

Like other similar blocks, Carrie Nation is a linking design, since it's made up of patches that form a distinct diagonal pathway once they are sewn together. The dark squares within the four patch units along Carrie Nation's diagonal are linking patchwork, and so are the larger squares along the opposite diagonal.

Give patches along one diagonal more contrast than patches along the other to create a very visible flow on one diagonal and a somewhat more subdued flow on the other.

Cutting for One 12" Quilt Block

Change fabrics in any way you desire.

For small four patch units:

  • Navy blue or other very dark print: (1) 2" x 16-1/2" strip
  • Light print: (1) 2" x 16-1/2" strip
  • To sew next to small four patch units: (4) 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" green squares

For larger four patch units:

  • Red tone on tone print: (1) 3-1/2" x 14-1/2" strip
  • Multicolor print with dark background: (1) 3-1/2" x 14-1/2" strip

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