This week’s Civil War Block of the Week from Barbara Brackman’s blog is called Carolina Lily. It is a beautiful block and a challenge with 3 Y seams.
The fabric I have been using on the Civil War Quilt project is from Neesha by Sentimental Studios for Moda. For this week’s block I wanted to use some sort of yellow in the center as it is displayed in the blog. I think it looks more like a real lily. Unfortunately, there is no real yellow in the fabric line I’m using. However, there are some flowery prints that have yellow lily-looking flowers, so I used that and fussy cut the flowers.
Before I began piecing the Y seams, I traced my stitch line on the back of the fabric. I hoped this would keep me from messing up and ripping out a lot. I have worked on quilt projects with Y seams in the past and they were awful! But I’ve learned a lot and I hoped to get beyond the “awful” stage.
I would say the most important lesson I learned was stop stitching at the 1/4 inch mark where the Y meets. If you don’t, well, you’ll be ripping a bit out for sure.
Be sure to check out the Flickr group with all the creative Civil War blocks. What a great bunch!
It is hot hot hot here in Texas! If you are in a cool part of the world, send us some cool! Have a great day!!!