This is block #33 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Indiana Puzzle.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

The only tricky part of this block is easing the A and B sections together.  For new quilters, this is how I assembled the block:

  • Print out the template page from Barbara’s blog.
  • Note:  Add ¼ inch seam allowance to each piece

  • Cut out the pieces according to Barbara’s instructions.  Place the pieces in the proper order on a mat.

  • Piece each of the 4 units as follows:  Fold the corner piece and the pie-shaped piece in half and press.
  • Place the pieces right sides together and match and pin at the pressed line.

  • Place another pin at each end, lining up the sides.

  • With the wedge piece on top, start at one end and using a ¼ inch seam, sew toward the center, turning and easing the top piece as you go.

Continue around to the end, turning and easing, and being careful to smooth out any tucks on the bottom layer.    Press away from wedge.  Piece should measure 4-½ x 4-½ inches.

  • Complete the 4 sections, then join the top row, matching seams – press seam to the left.
  • Join the bottom row, pressing seam to the right.  Join the two rows to complete the 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.