Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fort Sumter

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Cutting Requirements:

Fabric A: Red
 4 - 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles

Fabric B: Blue
2 - 3 7/8" square - cut
on diagonal each way

Fabric C: Light
4 - 1 1/2" squares

Fabric D: Dark
4 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" rectangles

Fabric E: Medium
1 - 4 1/4" square

Sew Fabric B triangles
to each side of Fabric A
rectangles.  Press seams
to the outside.
Make 4.

Sew Fabric C squares to
each side of Fabric D
rectangles. Press seams
to the outside.
Make 2. 
Sew Fabric D rectangles
to each side of Fabric E
square.  Press seams to
the inside.

Sew above units together
taking care to "lock" seams
together and pin before

Sew Fabric A/B units to
opposite sides of center
square.  Press seams out.
Sew other 2 Fabric A/B
units to remaining opposite
sides.  Square to 8 1/2".

Here is my first attempt.
I cut the red rectangles
too large, I shouldn't quilt
before fully awake.

Here is a quilt I made a
few years ago using the
Fort Sumter block.
I think I may have to
get this one quilted,
I quite like it.



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  2. This is a great block and looks fantastic in a quilt....might have to make some up for <a href=""...similar to Quilts of Valor over there. Thanks for sharing all the great blocks you share.

    Naomi from Australia

  3. Thank you for sharing valuable information. Nice post. I enjoyed reading this post.

  4. Thanks so much for this pattern! I am going to make it for a Quilt of Valor for my grandson!

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