Delaware Quilts

Arkansas Cross Roads
This is a four patch block, and fairly simple. You will need four colors, ranging from light to dark, in the same color family. We'll call the colors dark, medium, light, and background. I used green prints and a solid pale green for the background.
Your block should measure 12 1/2 inches when you are finished making it.

From your dark and your medium cut a strip 3 1/2 by 14 inches
From your background cut two 6 1/2 inch squares
From your light cut four 3 1/2 inch squares

First take your four light squares, and draw a line diagonally from one corner to the other.

Place two on opposite corners of the 6 1/2 inch background squares. Sew on the drawn line.

Trim 1/4 inch from the sewing line.

Press towards the light corners, away from the background.

Next take your dark and medium strips and place them right sides together.

Sew a 1/4 inch seam.

Press open toward the dark fabric,

and then cut into four 3 1/2 inch units.

You can now make the four patch blocks,

and finally assemble the complete block. It should measure 12 1/2 inches when finished.

Arkansas Cross Roads Delaware Quilts August 2001
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