Road Trip Quilt Along: Wyoming

Ah!  Wyoming!  That was a fun stop on our road trip.  Wyoming is the home of Devil’s Tower, which is where we stopped right after leaving South Dakota.

Wyoming is also the home of one of my most favorite places, Yellowstone National Park, which we had the pleasure of visiting on two different occasions while we stayed in Bozeman.

Now, when I first decided to embark on this quit along, the block I chose for Wyoming was one called Wyoming Valley.  However, when I posted my sketches and introduced the quilt along for Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day, Jenelle let me know in her comment that The Wyoming Valley is in Pennsylvania!  Who knew!  (Jenelle did, obviously!)  So, to stay accurate and not look ridiculous to those who do know of Wyoming Valley, I found another block for Wyoming here.

This block should come together really easily for you.  There are half square triangles, and flying geese, both of which we’ve already practiced.  As such, I’m not going to go into detailed instruction on how to do those.  You can always check out the tutorials from the previous states, or feel free to send me an email if you have questions.

So, without further ado, let’s make a quilt block for Wyoming!

Cutting directions for Wyoming quilt block

You will need four fabrics for this block.

Center square: (1) 4.5 inch square [Fabric 1]

First round: (4) 4.5 x 2.5 inch rectangles [Fabric 2]
(4) 2.5 inch squares [Background fabric]

Second round: Half square triangles: (4) 3 inch squares [Fabric 3]
(4) 3 inch square [Background fabric]
Flying geese:  (1) 5.25 inch square [Background fabric]
(4) 3 inch squares [Fabric 2]
Corners:  (4) 2.5 inch squares [Fabric 1]

Let’s start out by using the 5.25 inch square of background fabric and (4) 3 inch square of fabric 2 to construct the flying geese.  Trim the geese to 4.5 x 2.5 inch.

Next, we’ll use (4) 3 inch squares of fabric 3 and (4) 3 inch squares of background fabric to put together eight half square triangle pieces.

When those two components are finished, it’s just a matter of lying out the pieces correctly and putting the block together.  You could sew your pieces into 5 rows and then sew the rows together to finish the block.

I chose to work from the inside out.  If you work from this angle, first sew together the center 9-patch block.

Trim the center square to 8.5 inches and sew the side pieces into rows.  Then add the side pieces to the center row you created.  Finish the block, and trim to 12.5 inches square.


5 replies
  1. Shena
    Shena says:

    Man, I was planning ahead and already made the Wyoming Valley block. Ooops! That will teach me. I like this one too, and I’m sure I’ll find a use for the extra block somewhere.

  2. Leonie
    Leonie says:

    yay – no paper piecing! That has sort of kept me from tackling the other blocks, I had it all lpanned 4 hours without any disturbances to catch up on my QALs and then I ran into paper piecing – I don’t have freezer paper (I don’t know what it is – what it translates as, always assuming there is a translation). I made some bad experiences tryign to paper piece with normal paper – noooot good. Maybe your folding method will work, as I won’t need to sew through the paper. I’m goign to catch up somehow …

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