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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 37

Confederate Rose


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

This is how I decided to make mine.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A - Blue
2 - 2 7/8" squares

Fabric B - Pink
4 - 6 7/8" x 1 7/8" strips

Fabric C - Green
1 - 6 3/8" square

Fabric D - Floral
1 - 3" fussy cut square backed
with fusible adhesive


Cut Fabric A squares on the diagonal.


Cut 45 degree angles on each
edge of Fabric B strips.


Sew Fabric A and Fabric B units
together and trim edges.


Ooops!  I now realize I placed the applique
square incorrectly.  Refer to Barbara's site
for the correct placement.  Otherwise the
directions are the same.  Sorry, but I taught a
full day class today and my brain was fried...

Update: See below for the corrected block.

Adher the fussy cut 3" square to the
Fabric C square and applique by hand
or machine.


Sew triangles units to opposite edges
of Fabric C square, press seams
to the outside.



Sew remaiming triangle units to
remaining edges of Fabric C and
press seams to the outside.
Square to 8 1/2".

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


This is the correct way to place the
fussy cut applique piece.









4 comments:

  1. I did mine earlier ... but I think I may re-do it more along the lines of the way you did yours --LexingtonQuilter

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  2. I just want to say Thank You for all your hard work. It sure makes it easier.

    Linda Zeider

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  3. Thank you so much for making this block less complicated. I appreciate you sharing it with us.

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  4. Thanks for posting this. I don't know how you accomplish what you do and travel too. I had a week upstate NY and 10 days in the Tetons and am totally trying to catch up!!!! Your hints helped me tackle this block. Although mine is a variation on the theme too.Three more to go and I will be caught up. Enjoy NY. (I live in Bklyn.)

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