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Corn Quilt Block - On The Farm Quilt Block Mania

This month for Quilt Block Mania our theme is "Down on the Farm".  I had to be part of this block hop, I'm an FFA alumnus, a 4-H alumnus, my feet are the most comfortable in a pair of Justin boots, and red-dirt country music feeds my soul.  The biggest problem I had was narrowing down what farm item I was going to memorialize in fabric and I decided that I would do corn.  After all, "Corn makes whiskey" and I've been known to enjoy a whiskey sour.  So let's make a corn quilt block.

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Corn Quilt Block

When I signed up to be part of quilt block mania this month, I had full intentions of doing my Sunflower quilt block as a 12"-inch block.  When it came time to do this though I didn't want to do the same thing again.  I batted around several ideas, like a wheat field or a milo field but they are pretty one-dimensional.  Corn has some color variations and there are a few corn fields down the road.  

Constructing Corn Quilt Block

We are doing a method that I don't usually do.  Instead of snowballing the corners, we are going to trim to a triangle and then sew setting triangles on.  If you haven't done it before, it's not hard and with this block, it will save a lot of fabric.  The only thing you have to be careful about is those edges are bias and they can stretch out.  I did make the triangles slightly bigger so you can trim down to the correct size.

Supplies For Corn Quilt Block

Fabric -  Blue, Green, Yellow 1, and Yellow 2, I used QT Fabrics Color Blends in the pattern but linked to Moda Grunge here just to give you options.

Quilt Block Mania

Don't forget to "hop" around to the other designers doing Quilt Block Mania.  There are a lot of great blocks this month.

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