|Block # 11 .. Civil War Quilt|
Now, really... what do you think?
MY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THIS BLOCK....
Not a lot to say but....
Make sure you set out all the pieces before beginning to stitch. Check out Lillians blog and American Homesteads blog... great step by step pictures! I had to unsew some of my triangles :-( It's a bit like putting on mascara... you need to hold your mouth right!! I lay everything out and THOUGHT I had everything in the right spot, but when I did the sewing, my triangles were facing the wrong way!!
Press each segment lightly. Trim the ears from each set as you sew. To attach the final large triangles, just press your centre pieced triangle row in half, then press each triangle in half. Match up the half way marks, pin and sew. You should have little ears at each end. Your pieced block will be 8 1/2" square. Trim those final little ears and your block is done! I spray starched and pressed the completed block.
So, what else have I been up to???
I have made a couple of the Market Bags and another List-taker.
Tomorrow I will be building the applique blocks for the Royal Critters quilt.