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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 9

Birds in the Air

We are in Week 9 of Barbara
Brackman's 2011 Civil War Quilt. 
This is how I made my block.

 Cut 2 dark & 3 light 3 1/2"
squares, then cut on the diagonal.
Then cut 1 - 8 7/8" square &
cut on the diagonal.

Sew 3 light and dark squares as
shown, mine squared up to 3 1/8".

Sew units together as shown.

I found that pressing seams
as shown above is the best
option to achieve precise points.
Especially that center seam, notice
those seams are pressed in opposite
directions, they will lock together
when you pin the seam.  After
sewing this seam, I pressed the
seam open to reduce bulk.

Sew the final light triangle to
the light & dark unit.  Next you
have to trim the long edge of this
triangle, take care to leave 1/4"
from the points of the dark triangles.

Then sew the above units together
along the long edge of the triangles.

Press seam to the solid triangle
and square to 8 1/2".

Here is another one I made
using different fabrics for the
dark triangles.

This is another with
different fabrics.

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


  1. Nice colors you choose! And it's an easy block this week... And I'll have a little translation on my blog so you can have a look once more!!
    Greetings from Regina

  2. All of your blocks are beautiful! I especially like the last one - such lovely fabrics--- and another great tutorial!!


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