A Quilt Along, My Life

1-A-Day, 3″ Blocks — Louisiana

  Louisiana Block

Today we’ll make this cutie.

Hopefully not the one below.

It’s cute but when you change the placement of pieces you change the block!

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!



  • 8 black sq’s. 1  1/4″
  • 4 medium green rec’s. 1  1/4″ x 2″
  • 4 light green rec’s. 1 1/4″ x 2″


I used my “Lazy Susan” method again with the black squares and medium green rectangles.

I like to press to the path of least resistance so the first seam was pressed open and the second pressed toward the triangle.

Sew the flying geese to light green rectangles.

Careful of placement!!!

Press seams toward rectangles.

Arrange units into pinwheel design.

Sew units together to finish block.

I removed the couple of stitches in the last seam allowance which allows the seam to spin on the middle like on other blocks we’ve made recently.

Have fun making more!

I played with value placement in each of the blocks. It looks different with each fabric group don’t you agree?

Barbara Brickman’s illo looks different than all 3 of my blocks.

Oh & my first block that I was working on while being frustrated to waking to no internet AGAIN & also interrupted by AT&T calls because of our loss of internet, became a different block altogether…

Not that it’s ugly, but it’s not Louisiana!

Yes, I know how to rip out seams…

fortunately these seams are short!!!

It’s a fun block though & I enjoyed making each one.

I’d really like to enjoy our ridiculously slow internet again so I can get my work done!!!

Trying to work from my phone is tedious & a lot of tasks aren’t even possible. Here’s to hoping it gets fixed soon.

Please share your blocks on our Sewing With Susan FB Group.

Even if you’re just starting to sew blocks just jump in where you are.

We want to see your progress too!


Just Keep Sewing…


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