This is block #53 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Union Shield.  Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.
http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/12/53-union-shield.html

This is an easy block.  This is how I assembled the block.

  • Download and save templates from Barbara’s post.  Print 2 copies of the page and cut out the 3 templates.

  • Using the templates, cut out the pieces.

  • Note that you will need a mirror image of triangle C to fit on either side of D.

  • Lay out the pieces on a mat in the proper order.

  • Stitch the corner triangles A to B on either side.  There should be a ¼ inch tail on either end.  Piece should measure 8-½ x 3-¼ inches.  Press and trim tails.

  • Stitch triangles C to either side of D.  There should be a ¼ inch tail on either end.

  • Piece should measure 8-½ x 5-¾ inches.

  • Join the top and bottom sections.  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.

This is the last block for this commemorative Civil War quilt.  There will be more posts on Barbara’s blog following the progress as the quilts around the world are completed.  I’ll be continuing my own posts describing how I finish my quilt.

Thank you, Barbara Brackman, for this series of 53 blocks along with interesting historical stories and pictures throughout the year of 2011.