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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 25

Calico Puzzle

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

We are just back from a late
night dinner.  We dined al fresco
at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
along the Chao Phraya river
in Bangkok, Thailand.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Light
2 - 4" squares ~ Mark a
diagonal line on back.
1 - 3 3/8" square

Fabric B: Dark
2 - 4" squares

Fabric C: Medium
2 - 3 3/8" squares

Fabric D: Medium
2 - 3 3/8" squares

Note: My C & D squares are the
same fabric since I only brought
3 fat quarters and pre-cut squares
with me.  My pre-cuts are too small
for this weeks block.  Refer to Barbara's
blog for correct fabric placement.

Make Half Square Triangles:
Place Fabric A & B 4" squares
right sides together and sew 1/4" away
from each side of drawn line.  Cut on
drawn line and press to the dark fabric.

Square to 3 3/8".

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

Sew rows together and
square to 8 1/2".

People in Thailand bring treadle
machines out onto the sidewalk
and do repairs on the street.
If I spoke Thai, I would have
asked them if I could rent their
machine while they ate their lunch.
(I'm not a hand-piecer!)

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

1 comment:

  1. I love the photo of the treadle machine. It looks like an oldie, too.
    I also like her blouse fabric...we quilters always notice the fabric!