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Sunday, February 6, 2011

CIVIL WAR BLOCK #6--RICHMOND

Well, after reading tips from participants on the Flickr Group, I thought I would have an easier time, but not so.  First I will show my block, then I will elaberate on the perils of making it.


I have to agree with one piecer who said that this block does not lend itself to an 8 inch block.  I guess the best thing to tell you is that each section of the 9 patch has to be 8 1/8 inches.  As for the 4 patch units, if I were going to do them over, I would make the 4 patch 2 1/8, then add oversized triangles and trim the finished block down to 3 1/8 inches.  If you are careful, you won't lose your points doing it this way.  I am sorry I didn't make pics, but just got too involved in the process.  I did barely lose a few of my points, so if you made your original 4 patch 2 inches, you would have less trouble with losing your points, but they also might float a little.  This would be better in my opinion, but it's which ever you consider the least of two evils.
If you have joined this Block of the week, good luck on this one--  if you have a comment about your success or perils with this block, I would love to hear them.


Quilting

12 comments:

Julia said...

I had trouble with this block too Molly..Mine ended up too big, too trim back would lose the points..may have another go and try what you suggested..
Julia ♥

Betweens said...

Molly by looking at your block it sure doesn`t look like you had a hard time you fussy cut that fabric with the lines just perfect!! It looks fab..I am not making these blocks but am enjoying some of the blogs that are making them..to much on my plate already

Julie said...

Thanks for the helpful recommendations.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hey Molly,

I was successful in NOT starting this BOM.....grin.

Too many UFOs already.

Billie in TX

Helen said...

I'm now up to version 3 of this block! I am just about to piece yet another set of the 4 patch units and will trim them a smidge and use the oversize triangles idea. Trimming each unit to a generous 3 1/8" is the go! I found an old 6 1/2" ruler of mine, and marked with a black marker the line for a "generous" 3 1/8" which is probably 3 3/16". Here's hoping this one comes out okay! Thankfully I have heaps of 10" squares of this 19th Century fabric:-)

I'm enjoying the challenge each block has brought with it! It's certainly one way to learn!

web design richmond said...

if you had a hard time, your work didn't show it. this looks really beautiful molly! keep up the fantastic work!

Sharon said...

Your block looks wonderful and thank you so much for the tip! I am having a heck of a time getting mine to work out...so I will try your idea.

desertskyquilts said...

Your block colors are great. I also had difficulty, though I knew the magic 3-1/8 number. The block came out okay, but I'm not completely happy with it.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was just me but the measurements just did not quite work - Mary in Austin

mjnauert said...

Aaaaachhhh, I can't stand how cute your blocks are...(even if they are not up to your standards :) )

They look great!

Madame Samm said...

I am kicking up my heels Molly...way to go....I really like these civil war blocks...

I have a PLAN b from you way back when...can I post it for Thursday of this week...my lady who was to post is a no show?

Needled Mom said...

I am working on mine today and have read the nightmares of previous blockers. I will definitely be taking your hints into the studio with me.

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