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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 22

Blockade


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

In the United States we are celebrating
Memorial Day this weekend so I
used patriotic colors in my block.
Happy Memorial Day!
Here in Indiana we are having the
100th running of the Indy 500 race.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Blue
 5 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric B: Red
5 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric C:  Blue & Cream
2 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric D:  White with Red & Blue
2 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric E:  White with Blue
2 - 3 1/4" squares


Pair 3 1/4" squares in
the following combinations:
1 - C/B - press to the C fabric
   1 - A/C - press to the C fabric
  2 - A/E - press to the E fabric
  2 - A/B - press to the A fabric
  2 - B/D - press to the B fabric

Sew 1/4" away from each side
of drawn line.  Cut on drawn line
and press seam following the
guide above, this will help you
achieve more precise points.
Square to 2 1/2".


Make 4 Patch Units:
Layout 2 4-patches as shown
and sew together in 2 rows.
Press seam in row 1 to the left
and seam in row 2 to the right.
Then sew rows together and
press this seam open to reduce
bulk.  Make 2 of each 4 patch.


Square to 4 1/2".


Layout 4-patches as shown and
sew together in 2 rows.  Press row
1 to the left and row 2 to the right.
Sew rows together and press this
seam open to reduce bulk.
Square to 8 1/2".


Check out everyone's work on
Dustin's Flickr site:


Here's another one.

Here is a Blockade quilt.


By changing fabric placement you
can get an entirely different look.




1 comment:

  1. Nice colour choice! And I think it wasn't easy this week with so much triangles....

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