Civil War Tribute – Making Progress

I’ve been busy working on the Civil Tribute quilt as I want to get this completed in the next few weeks so it can be displayed at Plain and Simple.  The BOM club starts on February 20th, and several people have signed up to participate.  I look forward to showing everyone how to make this quilt.

Civil War Tribute - Block 2

Blocks 2 and 3 are now completed and I am working on the next two.  Block 2 was kind of a challenge since it is made up of all those half-square triangles, which means you have to do a lot of sewing on the bias.  You have to be careful not to pull the fabric as you sew it, or else the block won’t be accurate.  I did get a good tip about how to make this easier – use a lot of spray starch on the fabric to make it nice and stiff before you cut it.  This will stabilize the fabric and make it less likely that the bias will get stretched out of shape while you are sewing it.

Civil War Tribute - Block 3

Block 3 was a lot of fun to put together.  It has an unusual pattern with the red triangles inside the points of the star.  I also like the pinwhe

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4 responses to “Civil War Tribute – Making Progress

  1. looks great!!!

  2. It’s looking great Heather! Those half square triangles are a challenge aren’t they? Loved seeing the photos.

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