This is block #31 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Empty Spools.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

This is a fairly easy block – for new quilters, this is how I assembled the block.

  • Cut the pieces according to Barbara’s instructions.  I used the template to cut the 45 degree angles on C.

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

  • Stitch C to B – make 2.

  • Join A to C/B.

  • Join the center seam to complete block.
  • 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.