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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 35

Star of the West

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

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Light (White)
4 - 2 1/2" squares
2 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric B: Medium (Gold)
4 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric C: Dark (Blue)
2 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric D: Dark (Red)
4 - 3 1/4" squares  - Mark
a diagonal line on the back.

Make Half Square Triangles:

Pair 3 1/4" squares with right sides
together in the following combinations:
2 - A/D     2 - C/D
Sew 1/4" away from wach side of drawn
line and press to the darker fabric.
Square to 2 1/2".

Make Corner Units:

Layout units as shown and sew together
in 2 rows.  Press seam 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 4 1/2".
Make 4.

Assemble Block:

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

Sew rows together and press final seam
open to reduce bulk.  Square to 8 1/2.

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

This week I used scraps from my
Hopes and Dreams Quilt.  I
designed this quilt a few years ago
for a local guild's Block of the Month.
It was inspired by the American pioneers
who headed West with their hopes & dreams.


  1. Very nice, I like your choice of fabrics. Yours is the first one I have seen that looks like a star. Going to try and achieve that in mine. Thanks

  2. Ohh, Ellen, what should I do without your help... I caught up: #34 and 35 are done!!! And only for your fantastic tutorials!! I love them!! I think without this I would gave up #34!!!!
    But now not only the blocks are ready: I'm too...
    Greetings from Regina