Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Civil War Tribute Month 9

I am slowly plodding through this BOM.  It is one of the most difficult BOM's that I have ever had the privilege of working on.   This time was not exception, as there were "Y" seams all over the place on this block.  The most obvious "Y" seam is sewing the triangles around the center square piece and the other "Y" seam is one of the two triangles between two of the three squares in each corner.   And, in order for the seam to come together correctly, I had to do each set simultaneously on each end of the seam.  

Fortunately, I only had to make two of these blocks for Month 9, one 18" and one 12".  

This is the 18" inch block:

This is the 12" block:

This is the two of them together, with the 12" block laying on top of the 18" block.

For the record, anyone wanting to attempt to do this BOM, be aware that the patterns are difficult, requiring advanced abilities in piecing and sewing skills.  It should also be noted that the directions are difficult to follow, even for a seasoned quilter and seamstress as I am.  There are even a few mistakes, so it is very important to read through the pattern before cutting the fabric, paying close attention to the placement of the fabric.  

If anyone is working on this and has questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me for help.\\\


1 comment:

Cathy said...

Thank you for posting about the Civil War BOM. I am attempting to finish mine and find that I'm not loving the process as much as I loved the look of the quilt when I purchased it.
My goal for 2017 was to finish my WIPs. I'm getting close, but I don't think I'll be finishing the Civil War this week.