Carrie Nation Quilt Block
This is a very easy quilt block that dates back many years. It is a classic.
This is 4-patch quilt block. It has been subdivided into 16 patches. Four of the subdivided patches have been further divided, so you could also call it a 64- patch block.
As you can see, the most prominent feature of the block is the strong diagonal lines made by the placement of the darker fabrics in the small 4-patch blocks.
This block is often called a connector block because of the continuation of the horizontal lines and also because of the harmony in a quilt when this block is used with other blocks.
This is a great quilt block to make from scraps, as value is what defines this block. You can do a lot of chain piecing when making this block. As you can see from the above picture, there is a large 4-patch quilt block on opposite corners of the block, and then there are solid squares and smaller 4-patch blocks in the other two sections.
If you are building up a collection of scrap fabrics, think about making some of the smaller patches for a quilt down the road. Then, when the time comes when you are ready to make a large quilt, you will be ahead of the game.
Here is a visual of a layout possibility for this block when used with the Diamond Sawtooth Quilt block.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project