I've add a few of the upcoming BOMs for 2014 (well, Fatcat patterns has 3 that are currently running and will have a darling penguin one starting soon!)

These are all FREE (thank you designers)!!

## Sunday, December 29, 2013

## Monday, December 23, 2013

### Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi all of you (if any are left!) Sorry about the long break. I'll try to be better in 2014 and will include at least one tutorial in the near future (the Bandana quilt). I got rather burned out doing all those Civil War Anniversary quilt blocks while following so many other BOMs online. Need to get all of those quilt tops done to start the new year! (Now if I could just get all the PHDs finished.....)

Cheers

Here's a pic of one of the 'Bandana Quilts':

Cheers

Here's a pic of one of the 'Bandana Quilts':

## Sunday, May 26, 2013

### CWA #3 quilt, Block 49 Rash Promises

Block 49 (#147) Rash Promises, p. 277 &129

This one is a good candidate for paper piecing or using templates, but here are the rotary instructions for the adventurous! Oh those pesky points!

3 fabrics (navy, red and cream)

Cut 2 navy rectangles 2 11/16” X 4”. With wrong sides together on two of the rectangles with 4“ length on top and bottom, cut 45 degrees from lower left corner to top of rectangle. Cut from lower right corner to the point at top of cut rectangle. Makes mirror image triangles (A with 45 degree angle on lower right & B with 45 degree on lower left). Repeat to make 2 of each.

Cut 2 red rectangles 2 11/16” X 4”. With wrong sides together on two of the rectangles with 4“ length on top and bottom, cut 45 degrees from lower left corner to top of rectangle. Cut from lower right corner to the point at top of cut rectangle. Makes mirror image triangles (A with 45 degree angle on lower right & B with 45 degree on lower left). Repeat to make 2 A and 2 B triangles.

Cut 2 cream squares 3 15/16” X 3 15/16”. Measure 1 13/16” along bottom from lower left corner and make a mark. Measure 1 13/16” along left side from lower left corner and make another mark. Cut from the marks to top right corner to make a ‘kite’ shape. Make 2

Cut 2 navy squares 3 15/16” X 3 15/16”. Measure 1 13/16” along bottom from lower left corner and make a mark. Measure 1 13/16” along left side from lower left corner and make another mark. Cut from the marks to top right corner to make a ‘kite’ shape. Make 2

1. Sew red A and B triangles to navy ‘kite’ (B on left, A on right side) along long edges. Repeat to make 2 large pieced triangles.

2. Sew navy A and B triangles to cream ‘kite’ (B on left, A on right side) along long edges. Repeat to make 2 large pieced triangles.

3. Sew Unit from step 1 to unit from step 2 with cream/navy triangle on the left. Repeat with remaining units from step 1 and step 2

4. Sew units from step 3 together. Done!

Sorry for delay but my computer mouse ‘died’ so was without the computer for several days! Last block! Thanks for all your patience, everyone. I enjoyed the process. Looking forward to seeing some completed quilts!

This one is a good candidate for paper piecing or using templates, but here are the rotary instructions for the adventurous! Oh those pesky points!

3 fabrics (navy, red and cream)

Cut 2 navy rectangles 2 11/16” X 4”. With wrong sides together on two of the rectangles with 4“ length on top and bottom, cut 45 degrees from lower left corner to top of rectangle. Cut from lower right corner to the point at top of cut rectangle. Makes mirror image triangles (A with 45 degree angle on lower right & B with 45 degree on lower left). Repeat to make 2 of each.

Cut 2 red rectangles 2 11/16” X 4”. With wrong sides together on two of the rectangles with 4“ length on top and bottom, cut 45 degrees from lower left corner to top of rectangle. Cut from lower right corner to the point at top of cut rectangle. Makes mirror image triangles (A with 45 degree angle on lower right & B with 45 degree on lower left). Repeat to make 2 A and 2 B triangles.

Cut 2 cream squares 3 15/16” X 3 15/16”. Measure 1 13/16” along bottom from lower left corner and make a mark. Measure 1 13/16” along left side from lower left corner and make another mark. Cut from the marks to top right corner to make a ‘kite’ shape. Make 2

Cut 2 navy squares 3 15/16” X 3 15/16”. Measure 1 13/16” along bottom from lower left corner and make a mark. Measure 1 13/16” along left side from lower left corner and make another mark. Cut from the marks to top right corner to make a ‘kite’ shape. Make 2

1. Sew red A and B triangles to navy ‘kite’ (B on left, A on right side) along long edges. Repeat to make 2 large pieced triangles.

2. Sew navy A and B triangles to cream ‘kite’ (B on left, A on right side) along long edges. Repeat to make 2 large pieced triangles.

3. Sew Unit from step 1 to unit from step 2 with cream/navy triangle on the left. Repeat with remaining units from step 1 and step 2

4. Sew units from step 3 together. Done!

Sorry for delay but my computer mouse ‘died’ so was without the computer for several days! Last block! Thanks for all your patience, everyone. I enjoyed the process. Looking forward to seeing some completed quilts!

## Tuesday, May 7, 2013

### Civil War Anniversary #3, Block 48, Future Happiness

Block 48 (#146) Future Happiness, pg 276 & 129

Looks hard, but isn’t--just a block on-point with 3 ‘rounds’ including a saw-tooth ‘border

Fabrics: 2 greens, cheddar and cream

Cut

A. 2 rectangles green #1 1 9/16” X 3 11/16”

B. 1 square green #1 1 9/16” X 1 9/16”

C. 2 cream squares 1 9/16” X 1 9/16”

D. 2 green #2 squares 1 5/8” X 1 5/8,” cut on 1 diagonal (4 triangles)

E. 4 green #2 squares 2 11/16” X 2 11/16”, cut on both diagonals (16 triangles, you’ll have 2 triangles left over)

F. 4 cheddar squares 2 11/16” X 2 11/16”, cut on both diagonals (16 triangles, you’ll have 2 triangles left over)

G. 4 cheddar rectangles 1 9/16” X 4 3/8”, can be trimmed after sewing onto block (see below) or cut 45 degree from bottom left and bottom right, making a truncated pryamid)

1. Sew C cream square to each side of B green #1 square.

2. Sew ! Green #1 rectangles to top and bottom of step #1 unit. This is the center block that will be on-point.

3. Sew E green #2 triangles to F cheddar triangles to make half square triangles (make at total of 12)

4. Sew 3 of the HSTs from step 3 together in a row--repeat to make 4 rows

5. Sew 2 of the units from step 4 to the long green #1 sides of unit from step 2 with cheddar towards the center square.

6. Add 1 F cheddar triangle and 1 E green #2 triangles to ends of remaining 2 units from step 4 (see picture page 276 for placement)

7. Sew units from step 6 to unit from step 5 (opposite sides) to form the saw-toothed ‘border’

8. Sew cheddar G rectangles (or truncated pryamids) to each side off unit from step 7. If still rectangles, turn center section o-point and trim with 6 ½” ruler leaving ¼” from past green point of saw-tooth ‘border’.

9. Add A green #1 triangles to corners.

Done!

Only one more! I will either be early or late on that one as I’m going to spend Mother’s Day with my children and grands in Sacramento.

Looks hard, but isn’t--just a block on-point with 3 ‘rounds’ including a saw-tooth ‘border

Fabrics: 2 greens, cheddar and cream

Cut

A. 2 rectangles green #1 1 9/16” X 3 11/16”

B. 1 square green #1 1 9/16” X 1 9/16”

C. 2 cream squares 1 9/16” X 1 9/16”

D. 2 green #2 squares 1 5/8” X 1 5/8,” cut on 1 diagonal (4 triangles)

E. 4 green #2 squares 2 11/16” X 2 11/16”, cut on both diagonals (16 triangles, you’ll have 2 triangles left over)

F. 4 cheddar squares 2 11/16” X 2 11/16”, cut on both diagonals (16 triangles, you’ll have 2 triangles left over)

G. 4 cheddar rectangles 1 9/16” X 4 3/8”, can be trimmed after sewing onto block (see below) or cut 45 degree from bottom left and bottom right, making a truncated pryamid)

1. Sew C cream square to each side of B green #1 square.

2. Sew ! Green #1 rectangles to top and bottom of step #1 unit. This is the center block that will be on-point.

3. Sew E green #2 triangles to F cheddar triangles to make half square triangles (make at total of 12)

4. Sew 3 of the HSTs from step 3 together in a row--repeat to make 4 rows

5. Sew 2 of the units from step 4 to the long green #1 sides of unit from step 2 with cheddar towards the center square.

6. Add 1 F cheddar triangle and 1 E green #2 triangles to ends of remaining 2 units from step 4 (see picture page 276 for placement)

7. Sew units from step 6 to unit from step 5 (opposite sides) to form the saw-toothed ‘border’

8. Sew cheddar G rectangles (or truncated pryamids) to each side off unit from step 7. If still rectangles, turn center section o-point and trim with 6 ½” ruler leaving ¼” from past green point of saw-tooth ‘border’.

9. Add A green #1 triangles to corners.

Done!

Only one more! I will either be early or late on that one as I’m going to spend Mother’s Day with my children and grands in Sacramento.

## Tuesday, April 30, 2013

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts #3, Block 47

Block 47 (#145) A Home of my Own, pg. 275 & 128

3 fabrics: brown, tan/cream and image fabric (fussy cut, on point)

Cut:

A. 8 squares of Brown 2 1/8” X 2 1/8”, cut on 1 diagonal (16 triangles)

B. 2 strips of tan/cream 1 ½” X 3”

C. 1 strip of tan/cream 1 ½” X 6 ½”

D. 4 squares of image fabric 2 ¼” X 2 ¼” ‘fussy cut“ on point

1. Sew 2 A brown triangles to opposite sides of D image square. Press out (towards triangles). Repeat with 2 brown A triangles to remaining two sides. Make 4.

2. Sew 2 of units from step 1 to each of the long sides of B tan/cream strip. Make 2.

3. Sew units from step 2 to top and bottom of C tan/cream strip along long sides.

Done!

4 ‘square-in-a-square’ units connected by sashing.

Only 2 to go!!!!

3 fabrics: brown, tan/cream and image fabric (fussy cut, on point)

Cut:

A. 8 squares of Brown 2 1/8” X 2 1/8”, cut on 1 diagonal (16 triangles)

B. 2 strips of tan/cream 1 ½” X 3”

C. 1 strip of tan/cream 1 ½” X 6 ½”

D. 4 squares of image fabric 2 ¼” X 2 ¼” ‘fussy cut“ on point

1. Sew 2 A brown triangles to opposite sides of D image square. Press out (towards triangles). Repeat with 2 brown A triangles to remaining two sides. Make 4.

2. Sew 2 of units from step 1 to each of the long sides of B tan/cream strip. Make 2.

3. Sew units from step 2 to top and bottom of C tan/cream strip along long sides.

Done!

4 ‘square-in-a-square’ units connected by sashing.

Only 2 to go!!!!

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts #3, Block 46

Block 46 (#144) My Inconsistency, p. 274 & 127

4 fabrics/colors, red, cream, brown and image fabric (see photo pg. 127)

A. Cut 2 squares 3 7/8” X 3 7/8” Red, cut both on one diagonal (round 3)

B. Cut 1 square 4 3/16” X 4 3/16” Cream and cut on both diagonals (round 2)

C. Cut 2 squares 2 3/8” X 2 3/8” Brown and cut both on one diagonal (round 1)

D. Cut 1 squares 2 5/8” X 2 5/8” of an image ‘on point’ (center

Square in a square in a square in a square in a square!

1. Sew 2 C (brown) triangles to opposite sides of D (image). Press triangles out and trim tips.

2. Sew remaining C (brown) triangles to remaining sides of D image fabric. Press triangles out and trim tips.

3. Sew 2 B (cream) triangles to opposite sides of unit made in Step 2. Press triangles out and trim tips.

4. Add remaining B triangles to other two side. Press triangles out and trim tips.

5. Sew 2 A (red) triangles to opposite sides of unit from step 4. Press triangles out and trim tips.

6. Add last 2 triangles to remaining two sides. Press triangles out and trim tips.

Done!

4 fabrics/colors, red, cream, brown and image fabric (see photo pg. 127)

A. Cut 2 squares 3 7/8” X 3 7/8” Red, cut both on one diagonal (round 3)

B. Cut 1 square 4 3/16” X 4 3/16” Cream and cut on both diagonals (round 2)

C. Cut 2 squares 2 3/8” X 2 3/8” Brown and cut both on one diagonal (round 1)

D. Cut 1 squares 2 5/8” X 2 5/8” of an image ‘on point’ (center

Square in a square in a square in a square in a square!

1. Sew 2 C (brown) triangles to opposite sides of D (image). Press triangles out and trim tips.

2. Sew remaining C (brown) triangles to remaining sides of D image fabric. Press triangles out and trim tips.

3. Sew 2 B (cream) triangles to opposite sides of unit made in Step 2. Press triangles out and trim tips.

4. Add remaining B triangles to other two side. Press triangles out and trim tips.

5. Sew 2 A (red) triangles to opposite sides of unit from step 4. Press triangles out and trim tips.

6. Add last 2 triangles to remaining two sides. Press triangles out and trim tips.

Done!

### Civil War Anniversary Quilt #3 Block 45

Block 45 (#143) Peace Would Soon Be Adjusted, pg 27 & 126

3 or 4 fabrics: Blue (outside edges), Red, Cream with circular image or square and a circular or oval image you appliqué to cream square

A. Cut 2 Squares at 2 3/8” X 2 3/8” Blue, cut on 1 diagonal.

B. Cut 1 square 4 3/16” X 4 3/16” Blue, cut on both diagonals

C. Cut 4 squares 2 5/8” X 2 5/8” Red

D. Cut 1 square 2 5/8” X 2 5/8” Cream with image (or cut the square of cream and appliqué a 2” circular or oval image to center)

1. Sew 2 large B Blue triangles to opposite sides of C Red square, repeat to make 2 units.

2. Sew A small Blue triangles to side of C. Red square, repeat to make 2 units.

3. Sew A small Blue Triangle to end of units made in step 1, making 2 corner units.

4. Sew Units from Step 2 to either side of D center square with image.

5. Sew units from Step 3 to each side of unit in step 4.

Done!

I think this was supposed to be done with curved sewing but it’s too tiny for me to try!

3 or 4 fabrics: Blue (outside edges), Red, Cream with circular image or square and a circular or oval image you appliqué to cream square

A. Cut 2 Squares at 2 3/8” X 2 3/8” Blue, cut on 1 diagonal.

B. Cut 1 square 4 3/16” X 4 3/16” Blue, cut on both diagonals

C. Cut 4 squares 2 5/8” X 2 5/8” Red

D. Cut 1 square 2 5/8” X 2 5/8” Cream with image (or cut the square of cream and appliqué a 2” circular or oval image to center)

1. Sew 2 large B Blue triangles to opposite sides of C Red square, repeat to make 2 units.

2. Sew A small Blue triangles to side of C. Red square, repeat to make 2 units.

3. Sew A small Blue Triangle to end of units made in step 1, making 2 corner units.

4. Sew Units from Step 2 to either side of D center square with image.

5. Sew units from Step 3 to each side of unit in step 4.

Done!

I think this was supposed to be done with curved sewing but it’s too tiny for me to try!

## Sunday, April 7, 2013

### Civil War Anniversary Quilt #3 Block 44

Block 44 (#142) A Thousand Different Rumors, Civil War Letter Quilt, Page 272 & 125

2 fabrics A, B

A-cut two 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles

cut two 2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

B-cut one 3 1/2" square. (conversation fabric, image)

1. Sew shorter rectangles to top and bottom of B

2. Sew longer rectangles to left and right sides of B

3. Trim to 6 1/2"

4. DONE!

2 fabrics A, B

A-cut two 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles

cut two 2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

B-cut one 3 1/2" square. (conversation fabric, image)

1. Sew shorter rectangles to top and bottom of B

2. Sew longer rectangles to left and right sides of B

3. Trim to 6 1/2"

4. DONE!

## Tuesday, April 2, 2013

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts, quilt #3, Block 43

Block 42 (#140) Our Faithful Company, pg 270 & 124

3 colors: red, blue and tan or cream

Cut:

A. 1 7/8” square of both red and blue, cut on one diagonal

B. 3 3/16 square of both red and blue, cut on both diagonals

C. 3 7/8” square of both red and blue, cut on one diagonal

D. 1 15/16” squares, (4) of tan or cream

1. Sew center hourglass with C red and blue triangles for center

2. Sew blue B triangles to opposite sides of D cream/tan square, make 2

3. Sew red B triangles to opposite side of cream/tan square, make two.

4. Sew unit 2s to red sides of center (unit 1). Add blue A triangle to corner.

5. Sew unit 3s to blue sides of unit 4, add red triangles to corners.

Done! Now go read page 124.

All caught up, only 6 to go! Pictures will be posted with each when camera is fixed or replaced!

3 colors: red, blue and tan or cream

Cut:

A. 1 7/8” square of both red and blue, cut on one diagonal

B. 3 3/16 square of both red and blue, cut on both diagonals

C. 3 7/8” square of both red and blue, cut on one diagonal

D. 1 15/16” squares, (4) of tan or cream

1. Sew center hourglass with C red and blue triangles for center

2. Sew blue B triangles to opposite sides of D cream/tan square, make 2

3. Sew red B triangles to opposite side of cream/tan square, make two.

4. Sew unit 2s to red sides of center (unit 1). Add blue A triangle to corner.

5. Sew unit 3s to blue sides of unit 4, add red triangles to corners.

Done! Now go read page 124.

All caught up, only 6 to go! Pictures will be posted with each when camera is fixed or replaced!

### Civil War Anniverary Quilts, quilt #3, Block 42

Block 42 (#140) Our Faithful Company, pg 270 & 124

3 colors: red, blue and tan or cream

Cut:

A. 1 7/8” square of both red and blue, cut on one diagonal

B. 3 3/16 square of both red and blue, cut on both diagonals

C. 3 7/8” square of both red and blue, cut on one diagonal

D. 1 15/16” squares, (4) of tan or cream

1. Sew center hourglass with C red and blue triangles for center

2. Sew blue B triangles to opposite sides of D cream/tan square, make 2

3. Sew red B triangles to opposite side of cream/tan square, make two.

4. Sew unit 2s to red sides of center (unit 1). Add blue A triangle to corner.

5. Sew unit 3s to blue sides of unit 4, add red triangles to corners.

Done! Now go read page 124.

3 colors: red, blue and tan or cream

Cut:

A. 1 7/8” square of both red and blue, cut on one diagonal

B. 3 3/16 square of both red and blue, cut on both diagonals

C. 3 7/8” square of both red and blue, cut on one diagonal

D. 1 15/16” squares, (4) of tan or cream

1. Sew center hourglass with C red and blue triangles for center

2. Sew blue B triangles to opposite sides of D cream/tan square, make 2

3. Sew red B triangles to opposite side of cream/tan square, make two.

4. Sew unit 2s to red sides of center (unit 1). Add blue A triangle to corner.

5. Sew unit 3s to blue sides of unit 4, add red triangles to corners.

Done! Now go read page 124.

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts, quilt #3, Block 41

Block 41 (#139) pg. 269 & 123, Prisoners Are Going to be Exchanged

3 fabrics:

A. Yellow

B. Cream

C. Green

Cut:

2 11/16” X 4 1/16 rectangles from cream and yellow. Fold in half along long edge to find center. Stack and cut on diagonal from left bottom to top right

2 11/6” X 4 1/6” rectangles from yellow and green. Fold in half along long edge to find center. Stack and cut on diagonal from top left to bottom right (mirror image of previous rectangles)

Cut 2 green and 2 cream rectangles 1 5/16” X at least 4 ¼” (these will be trimmed later)

1. Crease to find center of all pieces.

2. Matching centers, sew Yellow triangle to Green strip on one side and Cream triangle on the other side (make 2). See picture for placement. Trim these to 3 ½” squares (told you we’d trim this strips later!)

3. Matching centers sew Green triangles to Cream strip and Yellow triangles to opposite side, make 2. Trim to 3 ½” squares.

Sew units from step 2 and step 3 into a 4 patch --see picture for placement.

Much easier than it looks!!

3 fabrics:

A. Yellow

B. Cream

C. Green

Cut:

2 11/16” X 4 1/16 rectangles from cream and yellow. Fold in half along long edge to find center. Stack and cut on diagonal from left bottom to top right

2 11/6” X 4 1/6” rectangles from yellow and green. Fold in half along long edge to find center. Stack and cut on diagonal from top left to bottom right (mirror image of previous rectangles)

Cut 2 green and 2 cream rectangles 1 5/16” X at least 4 ¼” (these will be trimmed later)

1. Crease to find center of all pieces.

2. Matching centers, sew Yellow triangle to Green strip on one side and Cream triangle on the other side (make 2). See picture for placement. Trim these to 3 ½” squares (told you we’d trim this strips later!)

3. Matching centers sew Green triangles to Cream strip and Yellow triangles to opposite side, make 2. Trim to 3 ½” squares.

Sew units from step 2 and step 3 into a 4 patch --see picture for placement.

Much easier than it looks!!

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts, quilt #3 Block 40

Block 40 (#138) pg. 268 & 122 Confidence in Our Leader

3 colors:

A Orange

B Blue

C Cream

Cut:

A. 4 @ 2” squares (Orange)

2 @ 2 3/8” squares cut on one diagonal (orange)

B. 4 @ 2” X 31/2” rectangle (blue)

C. 2 5/8” square (cream, center)

1. Sew orange triangles (A) to each side of C square (cream or image)--square in a square made

Sew a nine-patch with unit from step #1 in center:

2. Sew B blue rectangles to each opposite sides of unit from step 1.

3. Sew A squares to either side of B blue rectangles, repeat to make 2 of these

4. Sew units from step 3 to top and bottom of unit from step 2. Nine-patch made, congrats!

Nice to have an easy one, now you can catch up on reading the letters!

3 colors:

A Orange

B Blue

C Cream

Cut:

A. 4 @ 2” squares (Orange)

2 @ 2 3/8” squares cut on one diagonal (orange)

B. 4 @ 2” X 31/2” rectangle (blue)

C. 2 5/8” square (cream, center)

1. Sew orange triangles (A) to each side of C square (cream or image)--square in a square made

Sew a nine-patch with unit from step #1 in center:

2. Sew B blue rectangles to each opposite sides of unit from step 1.

3. Sew A squares to either side of B blue rectangles, repeat to make 2 of these

4. Sew units from step 3 to top and bottom of unit from step 2. Nine-patch made, congrats!

Nice to have an easy one, now you can catch up on reading the letters!

### Civil War Anniversary quilts, quilt #3, Block 39

Block 39 (137) pg. 267 & 122Visiting With Relatives

We’ll be making 4 3 ½” square in a square in a square and sewing together as in a 4 patch

3 fabrics (red, blue, image)

A. 4 red and 4 blue squares at 3/8” cut on 1 diagonal.

B. Need 2 red and 2 blue squares 2 11/16” cut on both diagonals

C. Need 4 squares 2” of image fabric

1. Sew 4 red B triangles to each side of 2 of the C squares.

2. Sew 4 blue B triangles to each side of the remaining C squares.

3. Sew 4 large blue triangles to each side of unit from step 1

4. Sew 4 large red triangles to each side of units from step 2.

5. Units from steps 3 & 4 should measure 3 ½”. Sew these together as in a 4-patch, alternating the red/blue triangles.

Oh my, only 10 to go!!!

We’ll be making 4 3 ½” square in a square in a square and sewing together as in a 4 patch

3 fabrics (red, blue, image)

A. 4 red and 4 blue squares at 3/8” cut on 1 diagonal.

B. Need 2 red and 2 blue squares 2 11/16” cut on both diagonals

C. Need 4 squares 2” of image fabric

1. Sew 4 red B triangles to each side of 2 of the C squares.

2. Sew 4 blue B triangles to each side of the remaining C squares.

3. Sew 4 large blue triangles to each side of unit from step 1

4. Sew 4 large red triangles to each side of units from step 2.

5. Units from steps 3 & 4 should measure 3 ½”. Sew these together as in a 4-patch, alternating the red/blue triangles.

Oh my, only 10 to go!!!

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts, quilt #3, Block 38

#38 (136) pg. 266 (& 120) Browns Gap

We’ll be making 4 3 ½” blocks the same and sewing them together as in a 4-patch

4 fabrics (red, green, cream and brown in picture)

Cut

A. red fabric 1/½” X 5 ¾” rectangle, cut along 45degree line at 2 7/8”measurement along base. Make 4 (8 patches)

B. Green need 4 squares @ 2 7/8”, cut on one diagonal (8 patches)

C. Cream 4 squares 1 7/8” , cut on one diagonal (8 patches)

D. Brown squares 1 ½”

1. Sew 2 C cream triangles to each side of D brown square (make 4)--see picture

2. Sew2 A red pieces to top and bottom of units from step 1. Sew along long edge, see picture (make 4)

3. Sew 2 B green triangles to opposite corners of unit from step 2 (see picture), make 4

4. Units from step 3 should be 3 1/2” squares. Sew these together as in a 4 patch.

We’ll be making 4 3 ½” blocks the same and sewing them together as in a 4-patch

4 fabrics (red, green, cream and brown in picture)

Cut

A. red fabric 1/½” X 5 ¾” rectangle, cut along 45degree line at 2 7/8”measurement along base. Make 4 (8 patches)

B. Green need 4 squares @ 2 7/8”, cut on one diagonal (8 patches)

C. Cream 4 squares 1 7/8” , cut on one diagonal (8 patches)

D. Brown squares 1 ½”

1. Sew 2 C cream triangles to each side of D brown square (make 4)--see picture

2. Sew2 A red pieces to top and bottom of units from step 1. Sew along long edge, see picture (make 4)

3. Sew 2 B green triangles to opposite corners of unit from step 2 (see picture), make 4

4. Units from step 3 should be 3 1/2” squares. Sew these together as in a 4 patch.

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts, quilt #3 Block 37

Block 37 (#135) Guarding the Signal Corps, pg. 265 & 119

3 fabrics: purple, red and tan/cream

A. Cut 4 squares at 2” of purple (corners)

B. cut 1 square @ 4 3/16 of purple and cut on both diagonals

C. Cut 4 rectangles 1 9/16” X2 5/8” tan/cream

D. Cut 1 squares at 2 11/16” in red and cut both diagonals (star points)

E. Cut 1 square @ 2 5/8” in red for center

1. Sew 2 D red triangles to the two sides of A purple squares. (see picture) Make 4

2. Sew tan/cream rectangle to base of units from step 1. Make 4

3. Sew B purple triangles to either side of 2 of units in step 2. (make 2)

4. Sew remaining units from step 2 to either side of E (red square).

5. Sew units from step 3 to each side of step 4.

Done! Congrats, a beautiful 6 ½” square.

3 fabrics: purple, red and tan/cream

A. Cut 4 squares at 2” of purple (corners)

B. cut 1 square @ 4 3/16 of purple and cut on both diagonals

C. Cut 4 rectangles 1 9/16” X2 5/8” tan/cream

D. Cut 1 squares at 2 11/16” in red and cut both diagonals (star points)

E. Cut 1 square @ 2 5/8” in red for center

1. Sew 2 D red triangles to the two sides of A purple squares. (see picture) Make 4

2. Sew tan/cream rectangle to base of units from step 1. Make 4

3. Sew B purple triangles to either side of 2 of units in step 2. (make 2)

4. Sew remaining units from step 2 to either side of E (red square).

5. Sew units from step 3 to each side of step 4.

Done! Congrats, a beautiful 6 ½” square.

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts, #3 Block 36

Block 36 (#134) Battle at Fisher’s Hill (pg. 264 & 118)

6 Fabrics:

2 pinks, 3 green and white/cream

Cut

A. 2 @ 3 7/8” squares dark green and cut on one diagonal (these are the corners)

B. Cut 1 square of dark pink 4 3/16” X 4 3/16” and cut on both diagonal

C. Cut 2 @ 2 3/8” X 2 3/8” medium green (2

D. Cut 1 cream square 2 11/16” X 2 11/16” and cut on both diagonals

E. Cut two squares medium green (3rd green) 1 5/8” X 1 5/8” and cut on 1 diagonal

F. Cut one square pf pink (second pink) 1 9/16” X 1 9/16.

1. Sew 2 E (green #3) triangles on opposite sides of F (pink square). Press out and sew remain 2 E triangles to other 2 sides.

2. Sew 2 D triangles (cream) to opposite sides of unit from step 1. Press out and sew remaining 2 D triangles to other 2 sides.

3. Sew 2 C triangles (green #2) to opposite sides of unit from step 2. Press out and sew remaining 2 C triangles to other 2 sides.

4. Sew 2 B triangles (pink #1) to opposite sides of unit from step 3. Press out and sew remaining 2 B triangles to other 2 sides.

5. Sew 2 A triangles (green #1) to opposite sides of unit from step 4. Press out and sew remaining 2 A triangles to other 2 sides.

Done! Square in a square in a square in a square…..you get the idea!

6 Fabrics:

2 pinks, 3 green and white/cream

Cut

A. 2 @ 3 7/8” squares dark green and cut on one diagonal (these are the corners)

B. Cut 1 square of dark pink 4 3/16” X 4 3/16” and cut on both diagonal

C. Cut 2 @ 2 3/8” X 2 3/8” medium green (2

^{nd}green) and cut on 1 diagonalD. Cut 1 cream square 2 11/16” X 2 11/16” and cut on both diagonals

E. Cut two squares medium green (3rd green) 1 5/8” X 1 5/8” and cut on 1 diagonal

F. Cut one square pf pink (second pink) 1 9/16” X 1 9/16.

1. Sew 2 E (green #3) triangles on opposite sides of F (pink square). Press out and sew remain 2 E triangles to other 2 sides.

2. Sew 2 D triangles (cream) to opposite sides of unit from step 1. Press out and sew remaining 2 D triangles to other 2 sides.

3. Sew 2 C triangles (green #2) to opposite sides of unit from step 2. Press out and sew remaining 2 C triangles to other 2 sides.

4. Sew 2 B triangles (pink #1) to opposite sides of unit from step 3. Press out and sew remaining 2 B triangles to other 2 sides.

5. Sew 2 A triangles (green #1) to opposite sides of unit from step 4. Press out and sew remaining 2 A triangles to other 2 sides.

Done! Square in a square in a square in a square…..you get the idea!

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts (by Rosemary Youngs), quilt #3, block 35

Block 35 (#133) Mourned the Loss of Many Brave Men and Officers, (pg. 263 & 117)

4 fabrics

Cream/tan

large floral (image)

Gold

Rust

A. Cut 4 7/8” square each of the cream/tan and image fabric--cut on 1 diagonal (you will only use 1 of each) Alt: leave as squares, draw line on diagonal, sew ¼” either side of the drawn line, cut apart--2 HSTs but you only need 1)

B. Cut 3 @ 2 7/8” squares each of the gold and rust and cut on 1 diagonal (you will have 1 triangle left over of each colour) Alt: leave as squares, draw line on diagonal, sew ¼” either side of the drawn line, cut apart--2 HSTs units from each set of squares= 6--you’ll only need 5.

1. Sew two large A triangles together

2. Sew Gold and rust triangles together to make HST. Make 5 (see note above)

3. Sew 2 of the units from step 2 together side by side (rust on bottom) and sew to top of unit from step 1 (image at lower right)

4. Sew 3 remaining units from step 2 together one a top the other (with rust on bottom) and add to unit in step 3.

Easy peasy!! 6 ½” block done!

4 fabrics

Cream/tan

large floral (image)

Gold

Rust

A. Cut 4 7/8” square each of the cream/tan and image fabric--cut on 1 diagonal (you will only use 1 of each) Alt: leave as squares, draw line on diagonal, sew ¼” either side of the drawn line, cut apart--2 HSTs but you only need 1)

B. Cut 3 @ 2 7/8” squares each of the gold and rust and cut on 1 diagonal (you will have 1 triangle left over of each colour) Alt: leave as squares, draw line on diagonal, sew ¼” either side of the drawn line, cut apart--2 HSTs units from each set of squares= 6--you’ll only need 5.

1. Sew two large A triangles together

2. Sew Gold and rust triangles together to make HST. Make 5 (see note above)

3. Sew 2 of the units from step 2 together side by side (rust on bottom) and sew to top of unit from step 1 (image at lower right)

4. Sew 3 remaining units from step 2 together one a top the other (with rust on bottom) and add to unit in step 3.

Easy peasy!! 6 ½” block done!

### Civil War Anniversary Quilts, #3, block 34

Sorry, I've been away with a computer down and camera on the fritz--here I begin the catch up without photos (sorry)

34 (#132) One of the Hardest Battles (pg.262)

Warning--I’ve cut and pieced this 2 times (and individual parts more than that since I cut some of the pieces wrong) and this is not working for me as I’m not sure how much to hang tips out. So I’ll be paper piecing it, probably. I haven’t given up yet so new rotary instructions may be coming to you.

According to the disc:

2 colors (pink and green)

A. 2 @ 2 3/8” squares of pink and 2 @ 2 3/8” squares of green cut on one diagonal --these will be the corners of block (eventually!)

B. 2 @ 2 7/8” X 2 1/16 pink square cut on 1 diagonal from top left to bottom right (2 squares total for 4 triangles)

C. 2 @ 2 7/8” X 2 1/16 green square cut on 1 diagonal from lower left to top right (mirror image of the pink ones)

D. Cut 2” X 13” pink rectangle--using 45 degree line on ruler along short edge, cut from top corner on left making a 45 degree cut. Put 45 degree line on top and Measure 1 ¾” over on ruler (it’s actually 2 ½” if measured across the top and bottom--feel free to measure this way and make tic marks) and cut a parallel 45 degree line--cut 4 total.

E. Cut 2” X 13” green rectangle--using 45 degree line on ruler along short edge, cut from bottom corner on left making a 45 degree cut. Put 45 degree line on top and Measure 1 ¾” over on ruler (it’s actually 2 ½” if measured across the top and bottom--feel free to measure this way and make tic marks) and cut a parallel 45 degree line--cut 4 total. This is a mirror image of the pink ones. You can put the pink and green strips together, wrong sides matching, and cut all 8 diamonds at the same time.

1. Sew Green C triangle to

2. Sew Green A triangle to

3. Sew Pink B triangle to

4. Sew Pink A triangle to left side of green diamond unit made in step 3. Press towards green, make 4

5. Sew Unit from step 2 to unit in step 4 along diagonal side, matching the pink-green point at top of diamond. Trim this unit to 3 ½” if necessary. Make 4

6. Sew units from step 5 together as if making a 4 patch. 6 ½” star block, congrats!

Good luck--I’ll do this again after the frustration is gone!!

34 (#132) One of the Hardest Battles (pg.262)

Warning--I’ve cut and pieced this 2 times (and individual parts more than that since I cut some of the pieces wrong) and this is not working for me as I’m not sure how much to hang tips out. So I’ll be paper piecing it, probably. I haven’t given up yet so new rotary instructions may be coming to you.

According to the disc:

2 colors (pink and green)

A. 2 @ 2 3/8” squares of pink and 2 @ 2 3/8” squares of green cut on one diagonal --these will be the corners of block (eventually!)

B. 2 @ 2 7/8” X 2 1/16 pink square cut on 1 diagonal from top left to bottom right (2 squares total for 4 triangles)

C. 2 @ 2 7/8” X 2 1/16 green square cut on 1 diagonal from lower left to top right (mirror image of the pink ones)

D. Cut 2” X 13” pink rectangle--using 45 degree line on ruler along short edge, cut from top corner on left making a 45 degree cut. Put 45 degree line on top and Measure 1 ¾” over on ruler (it’s actually 2 ½” if measured across the top and bottom--feel free to measure this way and make tic marks) and cut a parallel 45 degree line--cut 4 total.

E. Cut 2” X 13” green rectangle--using 45 degree line on ruler along short edge, cut from bottom corner on left making a 45 degree cut. Put 45 degree line on top and Measure 1 ¾” over on ruler (it’s actually 2 ½” if measured across the top and bottom--feel free to measure this way and make tic marks) and cut a parallel 45 degree line--cut 4 total. This is a mirror image of the pink ones. You can put the pink and green strips together, wrong sides matching, and cut all 8 diamonds at the same time.

1. Sew Green C triangle to

**left**side of pink diamond along diagonal edge of triangle. Press to pink. Make 42. Sew Green A triangle to

**right**side of pink diamond tip unit from Step 1 (see picture for placement--you’ll be sewing the horizontal leg of the ‘L’, no diagonal edge) Make 4, press to pink.3. Sew Pink B triangle to

**right**side of Green diamond along diagonal edge of triangle. Make 4, press to green4. Sew Pink A triangle to left side of green diamond unit made in step 3. Press towards green, make 4

5. Sew Unit from step 2 to unit in step 4 along diagonal side, matching the pink-green point at top of diamond. Trim this unit to 3 ½” if necessary. Make 4

6. Sew units from step 5 together as if making a 4 patch. 6 ½” star block, congrats!

Good luck--I’ll do this again after the frustration is gone!!

## Saturday, March 30, 2013

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## Monday, January 21, 2013

### Block 33 (#131) from Civil War Anniversary Quilts, quilt #3

Block 33 (#131) Some 12 or 15 Prisoners, page 261 & 115

4 fabrics (see photo in book)

Black--1 square 4 3/16” cut on both diagonals

Tan--1 square 4 3/16” cut on both diagonals

Red--2 squares 2 5/8”X 2 5/8”

Yellow--2 squares 2 5/8”X 2 5/8”

1. Sew 1 tan/cream triangle to 1 black triangle with black on top, repeat to make 2

2. Sew 1 black triangle to 1 tan/cream triangle with tan on top, make 2

3. Sew yellow and red squares to make a 4-patch

4. Sew triangle unit to each side of 4-patch (placing them so that 2 black triangles are in top and bottom and 2 tan/cream triangles are on the sides. Match seams!

5. 6 ½” block, trim if needed.

Tip. I cut black and tan squares 4 ¼” (in case I lost my ¼” seam) and sliver trimmed when finished to 6 ½” square.

Note to all--I’ll be on a cruise until 4 Feb so next 2 blocks will be late.

4 fabrics (see photo in book)

Black--1 square 4 3/16” cut on both diagonals

Tan--1 square 4 3/16” cut on both diagonals

Red--2 squares 2 5/8”X 2 5/8”

Yellow--2 squares 2 5/8”X 2 5/8”

1. Sew 1 tan/cream triangle to 1 black triangle with black on top, repeat to make 2

2. Sew 1 black triangle to 1 tan/cream triangle with tan on top, make 2

3. Sew yellow and red squares to make a 4-patch

4. Sew triangle unit to each side of 4-patch (placing them so that 2 black triangles are in top and bottom and 2 tan/cream triangles are on the sides. Match seams!

5. 6 ½” block, trim if needed.

Tip. I cut black and tan squares 4 ¼” (in case I lost my ¼” seam) and sliver trimmed when finished to 6 ½” square.

Note to all--I’ll be on a cruise until 4 Feb so next 2 blocks will be late.

## Tuesday, January 15, 2013

### Is anyone making this quilt with me???

Just curious since I seldom get any comments. Just wondering if anyone is making this quilt with me. I'm having a lot of fun using up my Civil War scraps, mostly from Judie Rothermel. Eventually there will be 49 blocks which I may put in a house block setting (each block would be the large part of the house on right side of door). If you are making these blocks and would like setting information, please let me know!

### Block 32 Our Loss and Killed and Wounded (#130 from Civil War Anniversary Quilts)

Block 32 (#130) Our Loss and Killed and Wounded, pg 114 & 260

3 colors light purple (A & B), dark purple (D) and tan/cream C

A. 2 (light purple in picture) 2 3/8” squares cut on 1 diagonal (corners)

B. 6 (light purple in picture) 1 7/8” squares cut on 1 diagonal (center)

C. 2 (tan/cream in picture) 1 7/8” squares cut on 1 diagonal (center)

D. 4 (dark purple in picture) 2 ¼” X 4 ¾” rectangles (to be trimmed later, this is over-sized)

1. Sew C (tan) triangle to B (light purple) triangle to make HST. Make 4

2. Sew 2 B (light purple) to each side of light purple-tan/cream unit from step 1 (see picture). Make 4.

3. Find center of D rectangle (dark purple in picture), press and match to center of unit in step 2. Sew together making sure you don’t lose tan/cream point.

4. Find center of A triangle (press) and match to center of D (dark purple) rectangle. Sew to unit from step Three. Trim to 3 ½”. Make 4.

5. Sew 4 units from step four to make 6 ½” square.

Pictures to follow

3 colors light purple (A & B), dark purple (D) and tan/cream C

A. 2 (light purple in picture) 2 3/8” squares cut on 1 diagonal (corners)

B. 6 (light purple in picture) 1 7/8” squares cut on 1 diagonal (center)

C. 2 (tan/cream in picture) 1 7/8” squares cut on 1 diagonal (center)

D. 4 (dark purple in picture) 2 ¼” X 4 ¾” rectangles (to be trimmed later, this is over-sized)

1. Sew C (tan) triangle to B (light purple) triangle to make HST. Make 4

2. Sew 2 B (light purple) to each side of light purple-tan/cream unit from step 1 (see picture). Make 4.

3. Find center of D rectangle (dark purple in picture), press and match to center of unit in step 2. Sew together making sure you don’t lose tan/cream point.

4. Find center of A triangle (press) and match to center of D (dark purple) rectangle. Sew to unit from step Three. Trim to 3 ½”. Make 4.

5. Sew 4 units from step four to make 6 ½” square.

Pictures to follow

## Thursday, January 10, 2013

### Block 31 (#128) Your Brother was Taken Prisoner from Civil War Anniversary Quilts (quilt #3)

Block 31 (#129)Your Brother was Taken Prisoner, page 113 & 259

5 fabrics in pictures

Cut 1 ½” X 3 ½” rectangles --2 green, 2 red, 2 pink and 2 blue

Cut 1 ½” X 1 ½” squares--2 tan , 3 pink, 1 blue, 3 green, 3 red

1. Sew 2 red 1 ½” squares to each side of green 1 ½” square. Sew 2 green 1 ½”X 3 ½” rectangles to each side of this unit.

2. Sew 2 tan 1 ½” squares to each side of pink 1 ½” square. Sew 2 pink 1 ½” X 3 ½” rectangle to each side of this unit.

3. Sew 2 pink 1 ½” squares to each side of blue 1 ½” square. Sew 2 blue 1 ½” X 3 ½” rectangle to each side of this unit.

4. Sew 2 green1 ½” squares to each side of red 1 ½” square. Sew 2 red1 ½” X 3 ½” rectangle to each side of this unit.

Look at pictures and sew the 4 units together to make 6 ½” square. Green/red on side, pink/cream like an “H”, Blue like “H’ and red on it’s side.

5 fabrics in pictures

Cut 1 ½” X 3 ½” rectangles --2 green, 2 red, 2 pink and 2 blue

Cut 1 ½” X 1 ½” squares--2 tan , 3 pink, 1 blue, 3 green, 3 red

1. Sew 2 red 1 ½” squares to each side of green 1 ½” square. Sew 2 green 1 ½”X 3 ½” rectangles to each side of this unit.

2. Sew 2 tan 1 ½” squares to each side of pink 1 ½” square. Sew 2 pink 1 ½” X 3 ½” rectangle to each side of this unit.

3. Sew 2 pink 1 ½” squares to each side of blue 1 ½” square. Sew 2 blue 1 ½” X 3 ½” rectangle to each side of this unit.

4. Sew 2 green1 ½” squares to each side of red 1 ½” square. Sew 2 red1 ½” X 3 ½” rectangle to each side of this unit.

Look at pictures and sew the 4 units together to make 6 ½” square. Green/red on side, pink/cream like an “H”, Blue like “H’ and red on it’s side.

### Block 30 (128) Coming Back to Camp, pg 258 (112) Civil War Anniversary, Civil War Letters quilt

Block 30 (#128) Coming Back to Camp, pg. 258 & 112

3 fabrics (red, blue and image/cream)

If you don’t have a Kaleidoscope ruler you should paper piece this block.

Cut 2 5/8” square of red on 1 diagonal

Cut 12 red triangles using kaleidoscope ruler from 2 3/8” strip

Cut 12 blue triangles using kaleidoscope ruler from 2 3/8” strip

Cut 8 image/cream triangles using kaleidoscope ruler from 2 3/8” strip

1. Sew 4 red triangles and 4 blue triangles to image/cream triangles along straight sides.

2. Sew 2 red triangles to each side of image/cream triangle in the image/cream and red triangle units from step 1. Make 4

3. Repeat with 2 blue triangles sewing to each side of image/cream triangle in the image/blue triangle unit from step 1

4. Sew the large blue and red triangle units from steps 2 and 3 together, alternating colours.

5. Sew red HST from 2 5/8” squares to end of the blue triangle units.

Alternative

Cut 4 blue and 4 red triangles with kaleidoscope ruler from 3 7/8” strips.

Sew wedges together, alternating colours. Appliqué cream/image triangle cut with kaleidoscope ruler from 1 ½” strip to each large triangle. Add corner HSTs.

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3 fabrics (red, blue and image/cream)

If you don’t have a Kaleidoscope ruler you should paper piece this block.

Cut 2 5/8” square of red on 1 diagonal

Cut 12 red triangles using kaleidoscope ruler from 2 3/8” strip

Cut 12 blue triangles using kaleidoscope ruler from 2 3/8” strip

Cut 8 image/cream triangles using kaleidoscope ruler from 2 3/8” strip

1. Sew 4 red triangles and 4 blue triangles to image/cream triangles along straight sides.

2. Sew 2 red triangles to each side of image/cream triangle in the image/cream and red triangle units from step 1. Make 4

3. Repeat with 2 blue triangles sewing to each side of image/cream triangle in the image/blue triangle unit from step 1

4. Sew the large blue and red triangle units from steps 2 and 3 together, alternating colours.

5. Sew red HST from 2 5/8” squares to end of the blue triangle units.

Alternative

Cut 4 blue and 4 red triangles with kaleidoscope ruler from 3 7/8” strips.

Sew wedges together, alternating colours. Appliqué cream/image triangle cut with kaleidoscope ruler from 1 ½” strip to each large triangle. Add corner HSTs.

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