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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 52

Christmas Star


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


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Light Print
6 - 2 3/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
4 - 2" x 2 1/2" rectangles

Fabric B: Red
1 - 2 1/2" square
2 - 2 3/4" squares - Mark
 a diagonal line on back.

Fabric C: Small Green Print
4 - 2 3/4" squares

Fabric D: Gold
4 - 2 3/4" squares

Fabric E: Large Green Print
4 - 2" x 2 1/2" rectangles


Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair 2 3/4" squares with right sides
together in the following combinations:

2 - A/C     4 - A/D     2 - B/C

Sew 1/4" away from each side of drawn
line, cut on drawn line and press seam to
the darker fabric.  Square to 2".


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

Sew rows together and press seam to the top.
Square to 3 1/2".  Make 4.


Make Center Outer Units:
Layout units as shown and sew together
along long edge.  Press seam to the bottom.
Square to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  Make 4.


Assemble Block:
Layout units as shown and sew together
in 3 rows.  Press seams in rows 1 and 3 to
 the outside and seams in row 2 to the inside.


Sew rows together.  Press final seams
open to reduce bulk.  Square to 8 1/2".

Just one more week!  What will we do?
I have no idea how I will finish this quilt!

We are celebrating Christmas here at our
American Homestead.  Best wishes for
the happiest of holidays all around the world.






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