Monday, August 8, 2011

The Lilies are Blooming - A Challenging Block

 This week's Civil War block, Carolina Lily was not too easy at all.  It involved the dreaded Y- seam. Three of them.  I found great directions at CT Publishing and got to work.  It took several attempts to get them right, and it is almost perfect.
Mark seams 

The trick was beginning and ending exactly 1/4" in from edge
and backstitching to secure

I added a bit of gold to my flower

the last seam

Viola! I mean Carolina Lily 


  1. Beautiful! I always find it so hard to see when I'm at that 1/4 inch point. Did you mark it with pen? Is that your challenge quilt?

  2. I really like that little piece of gold. Very nice indeed. I've not made my block yet - I've got a bit of catch up to do!

    Regards, Sue

  3. Your Lily block looks perfect and I've just popped over to look at the Civil War blog. Isn't it fascinating to have the history, blocks etc all in one place - I'll certainly go back. I look forward to seeing more of your blocks, Janine.