Lincoln’s Platform Quilt Block
The two pieces used to make this handsome Lincoln’s Platform quilt coverlet are easily set together to form a 21 inch block. Only fifteen of these blocks are required to make the quilt, and it is easy to quilt – simply use a fine running stitch around each unit.
This is a pretty design for either a novice or expert in quilting to make. If you’re a novice, make it from one color and white as shown here. If you’re an expert, try a variation of the design by making the center colored block and triangles in a different color than the outside colored blocks. However, you will find that whichever way you make it, this coverlet, when completed, will be your pride and joy because it is sure to win many compliments.
Number and Size of Blocks: 15, each 21 inches square.
Number of Pieces Block Quilt
Unit A – Red 17 255
Unit A – White 24 360
Unit B – Red 8 120
Unit B – White 8 120
Materials: (All yardages specified are approximate and 36 inch wide fabric unless otherwise stated.)
4 1/4 yds. of Red
5 yds. of White
1 3/4 yds. of 39 inch wide Red for border
Lining – 3 1/4 yds.of 72 inch wide bleached white muslin sheeting. Launder before cutting to size.