This is block #32 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Carolina Lily.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/08/32-carolina-lily.html

This block is a little more difficult, but makes up into a very pretty block.

For new quilters, this is how I assembled the block.  Use 1/4 inch seams throughout.

  • Cut pieces according to Barbara’s directions.  I used the template to cut the diamonds E.

  • Place pieces on a mat in the proper order

  • Sew E diamonds together to make two units.  Press seams open, trim tails.

  • On B triangles, mark 1/4 inch from the point to match the A seam.  Sew B triangles to each diamond, stitching down one side, stopping at the ¼ inch mark…

  •  …and pivoting and turning B to sew the other side.

  • Press and trim tails.

  • Sew the two diamond units together and press center seam open.  Add the “C” square, once again marking ¼ inch from the center point on where it meets the A seam.  Sew down one side to ¼ inch mark, pivot and turn C, and sew the other side.

  • Press and trim tails.

  • Sew triangle F to this unit.  Piece should measure 6-1/8 x 6-1/8 inches.

  • Press and trim tails.  Add an A rectangle to one side of the unit.  Piece together the 2 D triangles and add to remaining rectangle A.

  • Add this section to the bottom of the block.  Press – 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.