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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 21

Underground Railroad


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


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Dark (Red)
1 - 5 1/4" square - Mark
a diagonal line on back

Fabric B: Medium (Green)
1 - 5 1/4" square
4 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric C: Light (White print)
4 - 2 1/2" squares


Make Half Square Triangles:
Place 5 1/4" squares right sides
together and sew 1/4" away
from both sides of the
drawn line.


Cut on drawn line
and press to the dark.


Square to 4 1/2".


Make the 4 Patch:
Layout squares as shown
and sew together in 2 rows.
Press row one to the left
and row 2 to the right.
Then sew rows together.
Press seam open to reduce bulk.


Square to 4 1/2".


Assemble Block:
Layout units as shown and
sew together in 2 rows.
Press row 1 to the left  and
row 2 to the right.

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Sew rows together and
press seam open to reduce bulk.


Square to 8 1/2".


Here is another one.


By placing fabrics in
different places in the block
 we can make one like this.


By alternating fabric
placements in the blocks
we can make one like this.


By rotating the blocks we
can make one like this.

Check out everyone's blocks
at Dustin's Flickr site:







3 comments:

  1. I love it! 2 simple blocks and a million possibilities!

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  2. I am partial to this block as I made an entire quilt for my son of these blocks; it was my first full size quilt. I also want to thank you for your clear instructions. I am enjoying this process and sometimes spend more time choosing the fabrics than working on the block, thanks mostly to your help.

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  3. I thoroughly enjoy following your blog and have recommended it on several occasions to my blog readers, especially those who are doing the Civil War Quilt BOW.

    Thanks for your contributions to the quilt world.

    Donna K. from N. TX
    http://www.quiltingbeargal.blogspot.com

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