Arkansas Crossroads Pattern

I’ve had some ask for more information regarding this pattern. It is basically only 2 blocks. One block is the basic 3-1/2 inch 4-patch, from which you can get these by doing strip pieces. You will need 160 4-patches. The other block is the “hatchet” block, you take your background and make 160, 3-1/2 inch blocks and then take 2, 2-inch squares to make the flip and sew edges. After that it is all just placement. I made 20 big blocks, with 4 blocks across and 5 rows in all. Without borders it measures 49×61-1/2 inches. I will cut my inner border 2 inches wide and my outer border will probably be about 5 or 6 inches wide. It should finish about 57×69.

the two blocks in the quilt

the two blocks in the quilt

two more ready for tomorrow

two more ready for tomorrow

ready to sew together

ready to sew together

all together, ready for borders

all together, ready for borders

Please note that the pictures I’ve shared in this post have been ones from prior posts.

This is a good exchange with friends. We had 6 people in our swap and we traded 3, 4-patches and 6, 2-inch squares each month, for 9 months. We ended up with 162 4-patch blocks and 162 2-inch squares, so that will give you a couple left over in the end.

One little side note, you want to use fabrics that will not get lost in your background. In other words, try to not use any blocks that are predominantly white, they just don’t show up very well.

Happy stitching!
Ronda

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I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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10 Responses to Arkansas Crossroads Pattern

  1. Ron Bible says:

    Happy sewing

  2. Heather Healey says:

    Thanks for sharing. Love this one!

  3. Hey there! I’ve been following your website for a while
    now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Texas!

    Just wanted to say keep up the excellent work!

  4. Darlene says:

    I just finished a 4 patch swap and need to have something going for Nov meeting. Decided to use this pattern. Thanks for the incentive to get started early. One question–how much center fabric do I need for the non-4 patch blocks?

    • ronda926 says:

      I think I bought 3 yards of background, but I’m not too sure how much I used. Sorry I don’t have something more specific, but I hope this helps! enjoy!

  5. Linda MacLennan says:

    thanks for your easy instruction of construction of this quilt…I think it’ll go to the top of my “2 do” list!!

  6. Carol says:

    Thanks for sharing this pattern, your quilt looks absolutely fabulous

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