Civil War Quilt – Block 17 – Comfort Quilt

This is block #17 in the Civil War Block-of-the-Week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Comfort Quilt.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

This is a nice, easy block.  For new quilters, this is how I assembled the block.

  • Cut the pieces as directed on Barbara’s blog.  Note that there is apparently a typo at the end of the cutting list (C – Cut 4 light triangles 2-1/4″).
  • Lay pieces out on a mat in the proper order.

  • Make the center patch first.  Join rows 1, 2 and 3 of the patch, pressing toward the dark fabric.  The piece should measure 5×5 inches.

  • Add B rectangles to sides of center patch, pressing toward rectangle B
  • Sew squares A to ends of rectangles B, pressing toward the center.

  • Join A/B rectangles to top and bottom of center patch.  Piece 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 Block.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Civil War Quilt – Block 17 – Comfort Quilt”

  1. What a neat series!! I have always wanted to do a Civil War quilt, but have put it off like everything else. Maybe this will be my motovation to get started!! YOu’re doing a wonderful job on the blocks!!

  2. You have done so well keeping up with these blocks. Are you planning on making all 52 of them? I do not want my quilt to be so large so I am not making them all but need to get busy making more than I have…lol.

    Hugs from Holland ~

    1. Yes, I hope to make all 52 blocks and my youngest daughter has already put in a claim for the quilt when it’s finished. It’s a fun project to do every Saturday. Lillian

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