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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 19

Missouri Star

We are quilting along with
Barbara Brackman's 2011
Civil War Quilt.

Marie has requested pressing tips,
I'll add them in red.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A : Light
4 - 2 1/2" Squares
1 - 5 1/4" square -
cut with 2 diagonal cuts

Fabric B: Medium
2 - 3 1/4" Squares
cut with 2 diagonal cuts

Fabric C: Dark
2 - 3 1/4" Squares
cut with 2 diagonal cuts

Fabric D: Medium
2 - 2 7/8" squares
Cut with 1 diagonal cut

Fabric E: Medium
1 - 3 3/8" square

Sew 2 Fabric D squares to
opposite sides of Fabric E
square.  Press seams out and
trim dogears.

Sew remaining 2 Fabric D
triangles to remaining sides
of Fabric E square.
Press seams to the outside.
Square to 4 1/2".

Sew together Fabric B
and Fabric C triangles as
shown.  Notice there are
4 of one type and 4 of
another.  Press seams
to the dark fabric.

Sew Fabric B/C triangle
unit to a Fabric A triangle.
Take care to use the correct
Fabric B/C triangle.  Press seam
to the dark fabric.  Trim dogears.

Sew B/C triangle unit to
other side of Fabric A triangle.
Again, take care to use the
correct B/C triangle.
Press seam to the dark fabric.
Square to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Sew 2 Fabric A squares to
each side of rectangle units.
Press seam to the light fabric.
Make 2.

Sew 2 rectangle units to
each side of center square.
Take care matching points.
Press seams open to reduce bulk.

Sew units together as shown, 
again, take care to match points.
Press the last 2 seams open
to reduce bulk.
Square to 8 1/2".

This is another one.

Check out everyone's work
onDustin's Flickr site:

For anyone interested in antique
quilts, please check out my blog
post from a few days ago.


  1. I love your fussy cuts! Beautiful blocks. I continue to enjoy your blog. Miss Luella (ostiebug@yahoo.com)

  2. Hi Ellen
    Your piecing is so very neat with sewing lines straight. I am sure you have special pressing tips? Will you please share them.

  3. Thanks for your second fabric choice: i think you know why??? And another thanks for your tutorial: I'll have a look at it tomorrow because there was no time for sewing this sunday....

  4. Beautiful blocks as always! I have yet to put mine together yet, been a bit busy at the moment! Thankyou for your tutorial!!!

  5. Thank you so much for your tutorial. Each week I visit your blog and I cut and sew my Civil War block according to your directions. My blocks now look good. I hope you will continue to post the block directions each week. Again, thank you so much.


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