This is block #42 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called H is for Hospital.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/10/42-h-is-for-hospital.html

This is an easy block.  For new quilters, this is how I assembled the block:

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

  • Piece a B strip to either side of A square.  Use ¼ inch seams and press toward the darker fabric  throughout.
  • Sew together the 3 strips on either side

  • Join the triple strips to each side of the center strip.
  • Trim the edges to make an 8-½ inch square.

See the previous blocks in this series in my category list on the right hand side of the page – Quilting – Civil War Quilt.