If you attended my lectures at Quilt Expo, then you have a copy of the pattern for the State of Wisconsin. It is paper pieced, but if you don’t know how to paper piece don’t despair! It’s fun and it’s easy. There are many online tutorials that show you how to paper piece. Find one, and get the basics.
Another good reference is Carol Doak. She is no longer writing books, but for a long time, she was the queen of paper piecing. You may be able to find one of her books on Amazon for a pretty good price, or at your local library. She takes it from the very simple and works your way up.
This pattern is done in sections. As you piece each section, you will set it aside and piece the next section. When all of them are pieced, you will put the sections together. The dark parts of the section are the main color. The lighter gray is the background color. This block has only 2 colors–the state and the background.
Choose the two colors that you want to use.
Assemble the sections as follows:
I know that sounds complicated, but if you take it one step at a time, you’ll be fine. The 1/4 inch seam allowance has been added for you, and that is the white border that is around all of the pieces. Like I said, find a good tutorial on paper piecing and get going! You’ll want to do our sew a long for sure once you have tried this.