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Introduction to the Country Roads Quilt Block Pattern
Country Roads Quilt Block Pattern

Country Roads Quilt Block

© Janet Wickell
Country Roads is a traditional five-patch quilt block that's made up of square and rectangular patches cut along the fabric's straight grain. Eliminating the stretchy bias edges created by triangles makes Country Roads an an easy quilt block that's perfect for beginning quilters.

This version of Country Roads is vibrant, and mimics a block I saw on a quilt barn, but you can vary the final look by choosing other types of fabrics -- I think the design would look wonderful sewn in batiks. Country Roads finishes at 10-inches square, but its units are fairly small, and merge together when blocks are sewn side by side, making it suitable for any project, from baby quilts to quilts that cover a large bed.

We'll use strip piecing techniques to assemble the Country Roads quilt block.

Finished Country Roads Quilt Block: 10" x 10"

Country Roads Quilt Block Cutting Chart

For Four-Patch Units in Block Corners

  • Black print: (1) 2-1/2" x 11" strip
  • Blue Print: (1) 2-1/2" x 11" strip
  • Yellow and Blue Multicolor Print: (2) 2-1/2” x 11” strips

For Rectangles that Separate Four Patch Units

  • Red Print: (4) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” rectangles

For Block Center

  • Black or Grey Print: (1) 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” square

I cut the center square for my quilt block from the same black fabric used in the four-patch units, and then turned it over so that the 'wrong' side was visible in the finished block. That method is sometimes a handy way to introduce the look of two different, but similar, fabrics.

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