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Friday, July 8, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 27

Irish Chain

Made in China!
Sorry this post comes so late in the
week but I had no wifi while in
Hong Kong.  Now back in NYC
and I am "connected" once again.

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

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Dark (Blue)
8 - 1  7/8" squares

Fabric B: Medium (Gold)
4 - 1  7/8" x 5  7/8" rectangles

Fabric C: Medium (Gold)
4 - 1  7/8" x 3  1/8" rectangles

Fabric D: Medium (Orange)
1 - 3  1/8" square

Make Center 9 Patch:

Layout as shown and sew
together in 3 rows.

Sew rows together.

Assemble Block:
Layout as shown and sew
together in 3 rows.

Then sew rows together.
Square to 8 1/2".

An easy block made under difficult
circumstances.  Last Saturday I was
up early in Pattaya, Thailand.  Took
an hour + taxi ride to the airport in
Bangkok, flew to Hong Kong.  Caught
the evening light show over the harbour,
rode the Star Ferry from Kowloon to Hong
Kong and on the way to a late dinner
had my son use a Starbuck's wifi on
his ipad and I sketched the block
on a street corner in China.  Once
home that night I stayed up until
2am watching an Indian movie and
hand piecing the block.  And then
couldn't post it until back in the USA.
Oh well, still a memory made...

See everyone's blocks on Dustin's Flickr site:

Today starts the Stars Over Indiana
Shop Hop in central Indiana.  I
designed the blocks for the Shop
Hop Quilts, the quilt above is the
quilt I made from them.  Check it
out if you are in the area.


  1. It was very interesting to follow your trip around the world!! Thanks for your pictures and little stories!!

  2. Welcome home. It is fun to see the world, but it is great to touch down on home soil, where you know the rules and laws. Love your travelogue and your blocks.