Civil War Quilt – Block 12 – Louisiana

This is block #12 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Louisiana. Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to the block.

The flying geese are always a little tricky but generally, this is an easy block with no difficult measurements.  For new quilters, this is the way I assembled the block.  Use 1/4 inch seams throughout.

  • Cut out the pieces per Barbara’s instructions and lay out the pieces in the proper order on a mat.
  • Sew each of the flying geese sections.  Place B triangle on C triangle so that B is flush with the long side of C and there is a 1/4 inch tail on the other side.  Stitch.

  • Press away from the center and place the remaining B triangle so that bottom is flush with the long side of C and the two tails cross at the top.  Stitch.

  • Press and trim tails.  There should be 1/4 inch of B fabric above the point of C.  Piece should measure 2-1/2 inches x 4-1/2 inches.
  • Repeat with 3 remaining flying geese sections.
  • Place pieces in proper order and sew rectangles to flying geese sections, forming 4 sections.  Each section should measure 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.

  • Join sections to form row 1 and 2.  Join rows 1 and 2.  Press joining seams open for a smoother center.  Block should measure 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.

See the previous blocks in this series in my category list on the right hand side of the page – Quilting – Civil War Quilt.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

5 thoughts on “Civil War Quilt – Block 12 – Louisiana”

  1. I love the fabrics you chose, Lillian. I like putting checks and stripes and plaids into the blocks, too. I’ll probably do mine on Tuesday again.

  2. I found your site, I love it. Thank You for sharing your thouht’s and bites and piece’s of your life.

  3. Another beauty! I am going to try and post mine up to now this week on my blog. I do not have enough hours a day for all I want to do…lol.

    Hugs from Holland ~

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