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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Week Ten Lincoln's Platform

Here we are at week ten, almost a quarter of a way into the Civil War Block of the Week project. The past two weeks have been a challenge to me to get done quite as promptly as in the earlier blocks as I have been out of town at quilting events. This weekend my quilt guild had a three day retreat but I did manage to find time to visit the BB blog on Saturday as well as get my block made with the limited selection of fabrics that I had taken with me.

As has already been said on other blogs, this is a block with many names; I usually call it Churn Dash and it is a particular favorite of mine. I will say though that I prefer to make this in a size that divides nicely by three; making it in the 8" finished size requires some special cutting.

Here is my version for this week:


As usual, I tried to keep true to the pattern as shown on Barbara Brackman's Civil War blog and since this was named Lincoln's Platform I chose from my blue fabrics to make the block.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Well Dorry made a more traditional looking block with the center of the same fabric as the background, which is what makes it a Churn Dash!