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.

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/08/34-rosebud.html

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.