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.