Civil War Quilt – Block 34 – Rosebud

This is block #34 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Rosebud.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

I cut and sewed the A pieces a bit differently.  Also, note that I changed to a scant 1/4 inch for a portion of the block.  For new quilters, here is how I assembled the block.

  • Cut pieces per Barbara’s instructions but note the following changes for pieces A.
  • Draw a line diagonally on the 4 light 2-1/8 x 2-1/8 squares.  Lay 4 light and 4 dark 2-1/8 x 2-1/8 squares right sides together.

  • Stitch ¼ inch on each side of the drawn line on each set of squares.

  • Cut on the diagonal line to form 8 half-square triangles.  Press toward dark fabric and trim tails.  These pieces should measure 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches.
  • Lay pieces out on a mat in the proper order.

  • Beginning with first patch, join the two A half-square triangles and add the A triangle.  USE SCANT ¼ INCH SEAMS IN THIS PORTION.  Piece should measure 3-¼ inches across top.

  • Join to triangle C, using FULL ¼ INCH SEAM

  • Join to triangle B, using FULL ¼ INCH SEAM.  Press toward B and trim tails.  Piece should measure 4-½ x 4-½ inches.

  • Complete remaining three patches in the same manner.

  • Using full ¼ inch seam, join row 1, pressing seam toward the left
  • Using full ¼ inch seam, join row 2, pressing seam toward the right.

  • Join the two rows, using full ¼ inch seam.  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.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

8 thoughts on “Civil War Quilt – Block 34 – Rosebud”

  1. Yours looks so pretty! I’m going to have a lot to make up. I think I’ll be lucky if I finish this on time, or even two months late. Great fabric choices.

  2. I wish I had been aware of your tutorials prior to this block. The first one I’ve made that came out too small so I do need to redo and I’ll be following your “scant 1/4 inch” suggestion. Thank you.

    1. This is a really nice series but unfortunately, the blocks don’t always translate well into the 8-1/2 inch size. Some work fine and some need help.

      Hope you enjoy sewing the blocks. Lillian

  3. Lillian, I just found your blog and I’m so glad I did. I started working on this quilt a few weeks ago and some of my blocks are ending up too small. For this rosebud block, I decided to make a sample– that’s when I found your blog. I’ll be using all your instructions. By the way, I’m a Buckeye too– from Dublin, Ohio.

    1. Kathie, I hope my posts can be of some help to you. Isn’t Dublin near Columbus? I live close to Cincinnati.

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