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.

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.