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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 26

Barbara Frietchie Star


Hello from Siem Reap, Cambodia!
We are quilting along with Barbara
Brackman's Civil War Quilt 2011.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Dark (Blue)
4 - 3" squares

Fabric B: Light (Cream with blue)
6 - 3" squares - Mark a diagonal
line on the back.

Fabric C: Dark (Brown)
2 - 3" squares

Fabric D: Medium (Pink)
2 - 3" squares

Fabric E: Light (White with blue)
2 - 3" squares - Mark a diagonal
line on the back.


Make Half Square Triangles:

Pair together 3" squares, right sides
together in the following combinations:

4 - A/B         2 - C/B         2 - E/D

Sew 1/4" away from each side of
drawn line.   Cut on drawn line
and press to the dark.


Square to 2 1/2".


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


Sew rows together and press
 seam open to reduce bulk.
Make 4.


Square to 4 1/2".


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


Sew rows together and press
seam open to reduce bulk.
Square to 8 1/2".


This week I am sewing
my block by hand in a
great hotel in Siem Reap,
Cambodia.  The bed even
has mosquito netting. 


This morning I rode the
elephants to Angkor Thom.

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






2 comments:

  1. Because of all the triangles I missed your tutorial today,and so I'm pleased to hear from you from Cambodia! Your blocks will be nice remembering to your trip!! And it's great that you sew under such circumstances...
    I wish you all the very best for your travel around the world!!

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  2. You really are seeing the world. I love that your blocks are being done while you travel. They look so great.

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