Thursday, October 6, 2011

Civil War Quilt Block Sixteen—White House

And still catching up with the Civil War Quilt-a-Long blocks I've been making. The next one is called White House, and it symbolizes the White House and presidency of the Union.

Brackman gives a simpler version of the block, but mentions that sometimes there is some patchwork in the outer blocks. So, because I'm an overachiever or something, I tried some nine patches:

But I didn't like how it came out. I was worried about the nine patches being too small, plus I was dividing up a two inch square into thirds, which will never be even; so I made them a little big figuring I'd cut them down. But I found out that while that works just fine for a four patch it doesn't work with a nine patch, as then the center square is too big, and the outer squares aren't even square. So I tried it again:

I like that much better, though it's simpler.

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