This is block #20 in the Civil War Block-of-the-Week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called New England Block.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

This is a fairly simple block.  I cut and sewed the half-triangles (B) differently and also assembled the block a little differently.

  • Cut pieces as directed on Barbara’s blog except for the B triangles.  In this case, cut 4 dark and 4 light squares 2-5/8″ each but do not cut diagonal line.  Instead, draw or press a line diagonally on the light squares.  Place light squares on top of dark squares right sides together and stitch 1/4 inch from the line on both sides.  Cut on line, press toward dark fabric, and trim tails.  These pieces should measure 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches.

  • Lay all of the pieces out on a mat in the proper order.

  • Join pieces in row 1, press seams to the left.  Piece should measure 8-1/2 x 2-1/4 inches.

  • Repeat with remaining 4 rows, pressing seams in alternate directions.
  • Join 5 rows together.  Press.  Piece should measure 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.

I was happy to be able to use some of the Barbara Brackman jellyroll and layer cake fabrics I received for Mother’s Day last week.

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