Thursday, January 27, 2011

Whew those Points!


My Barbara Brackman Civil War Blocks

After two shots at it I managed eventually to get the Seven Sisters Block to look O.K. Unfortunately I did what a beginner would maybe do, and I should have known better. I cut my background bigger – thats correct, but I forgot to mark where my 8” came to. Lucky for me my stars only just fit inside the 1/4” seam allowance.

Boy were those points hard work. I was determined not to machine applique, as to me it would be wrong for that era, But that’s only my opinion. Barbara Brackman Civil War - Seven Sisters

Next I managed without to much trouble to make Block 4


Barbara Brackman Civil War - Tears

Now looking forward to Block 5. 

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Katie said...

You did a great job on those stars!

Frances Leate said...

Great blocks Sue and I know where you are coming from with those points. I blamed the fabric I used for the stars and next time there is a challenge like this I will use a very fine weave fabric. Happy stitching!

Merilyn said...

Great work on the Stars block, and your 4th block. I used reverse applique for my stars, and my star tips aren't perfect either, I'm sure we will be getting more applique practice LOL!

Lori said...

Your blocks look terrific!! Nice work!

Julie said...

What a great job you did on those stars, they are really putting me off, so I may go ahead and do the other two before I tackle them. You have chosen beautiful fabrics too.