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Abe Lincoln's Platform
Free Quilt Block Pattern
Here is another example of a patriotic quilt block -- the Abe Lincoln's Platform block. Just the other day I was creating the Martha Washington Star block.
Abe Lincoln's Platform is an easier quilt block to make for two reasons. Firstly, it is made only of a few half square triangles and the rest of the pieces are squares or rectangles. Secondly, due to the math involved, it can make for a larger block (14 inches square) to make the block easily divisible by seven.
By playing around with colour combinations (don't be limited to shades of one colour as I have chosen to do), you can create totally different looks in your quilts.