Civil War BOTW Block 2
Well, as promised, Barbara Brackman posted Block No. 2 here:
Above is my miniature version. I decided to put up a tape measure so the viewer can get a sense of the size. It will be 2" finished. One of the biggest problems with miniatures is finding a fabric print that is scaled small enough for tiny blocks. I was very pleased to find several antique quilt blocks with center pieces of the fabric I used for the background in the above block. You can imagine how small the scale is. One of the star points appears to be a bit off, but it is actually o.k., as the seam is open at the end and the fabric moved a bit when I scanned it. The common practice when hand piecing is not to cross any seam lines. For clarity, think of it this way - mark a dot in each corner of the triangle and only sew dot to dot. That means that all the seam allowances are free, unlike the way pieces are sewn together on a machine.
So far, so good. We will see what next week brings in the way of a block from this series.