Civil War Quilt – Block 19 – Missouri Star

This is block #19 in the Civil War Block-of-the-Week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Missouri Star.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

This block is a little more difficult because of all the small triangles but makes up into an impressive block,  For the center, I fussy-cut an image from Marcus Fabrics’ The Civil War Tribute Collection.   This is how I assembled the block.

  • Cut the pieces as directed in Barbara’s blog.  Lay pieces out on a mat in the proper order.

  • Join triangles D to square E, sewing opposite sides first.  There will be a 1/4 inch tail on either end.

  • Press toward the dark fabric and trim tails.  Piece should measure 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.

  • Lay down on the mat again in the proper order.

  • Combine the two B triangles – you will need 8
  • Join combined B triangles to C triangles according to layout.  There will be a 1/4 inch tail on one end.
  • Press and trim tails.  Piece should measure 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

  • Join two of these pieces to the sides of the center square.
  • Join A squares to each side of the remaining two rectangles.

  • Sew square/rectangle pieces to top and bottom of center square.
  • Press and trim tails.  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 Quilt.
P.S.  As part of my Mother’s Day gifts, I received Barbara Brackman’s Moda Civil War Reunion 42-square pack and jellyroll.  I can’t wait to use this beautiful fabric in future Civil War blocks.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Civil War Quilt – Block 19 – Missouri Star”

  1. This is a very pretty block. I had trouble with the smallest triangles. There wasn’t enough splaining in her instructions. LOL

    1. Thank you for your nice comments and for introducing me to your blog. I’ll be checking back to see what you’re doing. Lillian

  2. Lillian,
    thank you so much for doing this. I thought I had enough quilting experience for this but I have been stumped so many times. I would not be able to do this without your excellent instructions.

    1. Thank you for your nice comments. Every week, I hold my breath until I see the new block, hoping it won’t stump me. Lillian

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