Road-To-Oklahoma Blocks May OMG Project

Here it is May already and it’s time to select something to focus on as our May One Monthly Goal (OMG). In one aspect it’s hard to believe it is May already, while on the other hand . . . well, you know. This school year is coming to a quick end, and one of our principals is retiring. This month, we are going to focus on making the 35 Road-to-Oklahoma blocks needed for a quilt top. Patty at Elm Street Quilts has a linky party at the beginning of each month. We’ll link up with her now and then again at the end of the month to share our success.

Road-to-Oklahoma Block

The basics of this block are fairly simple – 2 – four-patch blocks, 4 – half-square triangles (HSTs), and a few plain squares. Easy peasy!

We are making 12″ finished size blocks and we’ll lay them out in a 5×7 block design. We ordered red, white(ish), and blue coordinating fabric from the Missouri Star Quilt Shop called American Dreams.

They all happen to be 108″ wide which ensures we’ll have some leftover to make some table runners (I hope).

It’s Go Time for Road-to-Oklahoma

We’ve made one test block which turned out just fine so it will be actually used in the quilt top.

Since adding this to our weekly to-do listing, I’ve been able to get at least one made although it took two weeks. To finish this as a retirement gift, I will need to work just a wee bit quicker than that. HAHA! To summarize our May One Monthly Goal project, we will make the 34 additional blocks needed for the planned Road-to-Oklahoma quilt of valor gift.

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15 Responses

  1. Denise says:

    love the fabric, your quilt will be fantastic. No, I’m not stalking you just trying to catch up.

  2. What a wonderful thing to do for your principal! With you and Sue sewing, you each only have to make 17/18 blocks yay! It’s going to make a different secondary pattern now you’ve flipped the ‘tulip’ sections – cool! Stuff like this has always fascinated me.

  3. Hi Roseanne. Road to Oklahoma is a favourite quilt of mine. I’m looking forward to seeing how your variation comes out. I can’t quite picture it 😉

  4. Susan says:

    Red/White/Blue! No better colors anywhere. =) This will be gorgeous. I saw a Vacation Bible School sign today and thought, “Isn’t it a little early for that?” Ha! Not if it’s in June!

  5. Nanette Chopin Cook says:

    That is some beautiful patriotic fabric and love the block – yup easy peasy! Hugs

  6. All the best with goal Roseanne. I love making quilts for the person you know you are going to give it to because I always think of them as I sew. Now I know you work at a school but have always wondered what is your role? Being nosy!!

  7. Chrisknits says:

    Love that block! It’s a great block and will be a wonderful quilt for a great person!

  8. Roseanne,
    I definitely like the change you made to the block! So fun!!! These blocks will make a fantastic quilt! Best wishes on completing all 35 blocks! 🙂


    Okay, like Wendy I saw the design change and wondered…is this to make it uniquely yours? If not, then you can just call it a “Variation”! LOL. I do love the colors and the layout is beautiful.

  10. Kathleen McCormick says:

    This is a great block and yes, it will be a great quilt! Love you fabric choices and your commitment to getting it done.

  11. Barbara Esposito says:

    Another winner Roseanne! And I love the layout of your block. Who is the fabric manufacturer if you don’t mind? And I need to know just like Wendy…do the blocks alternate? What will the layout be? A girl’s gotta know!

  12. Love that fabric. This will make a great QOV!

  13. Vicki in MN says:

    These blocks are going to be so fun, you will zip right through them in no time at all. Especially with Sue cutting them for you!

  14. Wendy Tuma says:

    I notice that your sewn block has the blue pieces flipped from the block design above it. Do the blocks alternate? I like the fabrics you’ve chosen!

  15. Love the fabric that you chose for Road to Oklahoma…this will be a great valor quilt! 🙂

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