This is block #37 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Confederate Rose.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/09/37-confederate-rose.html

This block is a little tricky in sewing the C frame around the center B.  My method might not be the best way, but it worked for me.  For new quilters, this is how I assembled the block.

  • Cut the pieces as directed in Barbara’s post.  I used the templates for B by downloading the file to my computer and printing from that file.  Add ¼ inch seam allowance to the templates.

  • Place the pieces in the correct order on a mat.

  • Use ¼ inch seams throughout.
  • Stitch the C shapes to the center D square as follows:

Mark ¼ inch from each end on the base of  C.

Stitch C to D at the base, beginning and ending at the ¼ inch mark, backstitching at each end.  Press toward D.

    Match the short side of the sewn C to the next C piece, stitching from the edge and ending with a back-stitch at the ¼ inch mark at the base.


Turn and stitch that section of C to D, stopping and ending with a backstitch at the 1/4 inch marks.  Continue with the remainder of the C pieces to form a frame around D.

  • Piece should measure 6-¼ x 6-1/4 inches.

  • Stitch triangle A to piece B.  Press toward A.  Repeat 4 times.

  • Add these larger triangles to the corners of the block.  Press toward triangles, trim tails.

  • 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.