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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 32

Carolina Lily

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

This is my version of the block,
made with half square triangles.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Light ( White Print)
7 - 2 1/2" squares
3 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on the back.

Fabric B: Medium ( Light Pink)
1 - 2 1/2" square
1 - 3 1/4" square

Fabric C: Dark (Deep Pink)
2 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on the back.

Fabric D: Medium Dark (Light Green)
1 - 2 1/2" square
1 - 3 1/4" square

Fabric E: Dark (Deep Green)
1 - 3 1/4" square

Make Half Square Triangles
Pair 3 1/4" squares, right sides together,
in the following combinations:

1- A/B     1 - A/C     1 - C/D     1 - A/E

Sew 1/4" away from each side of drawn
line.  Cut on drawn line and
press seams as follows:
A/B - to the A           A/C - to the C
C/D - to the C           A/E - to the E

Square to 2 1/2".

Layout as shown as sew together
in 4 rows.  Press seams in rows
1 and 3 to the right and seams in
rows 2 and 4 to the left.

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

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

This block would make a sweet
little wallhanging.

Made even better by adding sashing
and cornerblocks.


  1. Certainly a much easier way to make this block... them Y-seams are pesky.

    I wasn't too thrilled with this block but when you arrange multiples as you've shown... MUCH nicer! Thanks...

  2. You're last version is so pretty, it must be the balance. But you've chosen very lovely fabrics in the red-green complements, too. Thanks for the photos of the show and tell at your quilt guild.
    best, nadia

  3. Beautiful...and thanks for the instructions!

  4. Thank you for sharing, looks much easier. Will give it a try.

  5. Thank you!! Without your tutorial I wouldn't have made this block: it looks so complicated!!! You are great!!

  6. Thank you for the continuing instructions on the project blocks. I'm sure I wouldn't have stuck with it this long without your help.