This makes a 12" block and is paper pieced! The block commemorates the 1861 Battle at Fort Sumter, which was the first major altercation between the Confederacy and the Union.

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The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try the Fort Sumter Block! You will need to print out eight copies of the Top A Piece, four copies of the Top B, B-Rev pieces, and Center Piece per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. Fat Quarters will be fine!



First do all of your paper piecing being sure to be careful of color placement. Then mark and cut the Color 1  3-1/2" x 14" strip into four 3-1/2" squares...


Join the units as shown at left, first into rows, alternating the pressing directions as you add each piece, then sew the rows together to make the block! ...on to Page 2!
June 20 2001 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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