This is block #46 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Apple Tree.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

This is a pretty and simple block.  For new quilters, this is how I assembled the block.

  • Cut the pieces according to Barbara’s directions.  For C – press in half lengthwise to get center line.  Lay ruler on the center line and trim the four corners at right angles.

  • Piece the tree by making two green four patches and one red four patch from the A squares. These pieces should measure 4-½ x  4-½ inches.
  • Join the B triangles to either side of C for the trunk.  There will be ¼ inch tails on either side.  Press and trim piece to 4-½ x 4-½ inches.

  • Place pieces on a mat in the proper order.

  • Join the two four patches in the top row.  Press seam to the left.
  • Join trunk square to remaining four patch.  Press to the right.
  • Join the top and bottom rows.  Block 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.