This is block #22 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Blockade.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/05/22-blockade.html

This block is more difficult because of all the triangles.  I followed Barbara’s cutting and sewing directions and for new quilters, this is the way I assembled the block.

  • Lay out the pieces in the proper order on a mat

  • Piece the two A triangles to make a larger triangle.  Press toward the dark fabric and trim tails.  Need 4 of these pieces.

  • Piece 3 light B triangles.  There should be 1/4 inch tails on each end.

  • Press so that you can see the “X” on the back side of the piece and trim tails.  Make 4 of these strips.

  • Add a dark B triangle to each strip to make a large triangle.  Match points of triangles – there will be 1/4 inch tails on each end.  Press and trim tails.

  • Join the two large triangles to make a square.  Piece should measure 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.

  • Continue in the same manner to form 3 more squares 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.
  • Join row 1  and then row 2, pressing in opposite directions so that seams will interlock.
  • Join rows 1 and 2.  Press.  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.