This is block #28 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Next Door Neighbor.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/07/28-next-door-neighbor.html

This a fairly simple block except that it is pieced in diagonal strips.  For new quilters, this is how I assembled the block:

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

  • Join 4 A triangles to make a square for the center.  Press toward dark fabric and trim tails.  Piece should measure 3-3/8 x 3-3/8 inches.
  • Join the two B triangles to make a square.  Press toward dark fabric and trim tails.  Piece should measure 3-3/8 x 3-3/8 inches You will need 4 of these squares.

Join B squares to center on each side.  Add A triangles on each end of the strip.  Press, trim tails.

  • Join side triangles to square and add top triangle for each side unit.  Press, trim tails.

  • Join two triangular units to center strip.  Press, trim tails.  Piece should measure 8-½ x 8-½ inches.

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