|Wilson and I are excited to |
try out the new CD!
Today I finished two blocks, Hungry Soldiers and Dark Gloom... follow along and let's work on this wonderful quilt together!
|Here is my hand drafted pattern that I created tracing the block out of the Civil War Diary Quilt Book and the printed pattern from the companion CD...|
|I decided to use the foundation paper that I printed up on my computer from the Civil War Diary CD. I trimmed around the pieces, there are three sections to create this block...|
|While paper piecing remember to 'finger press' as you sew along...|
|Sewing on the seam line... notice how I sew past the 1/4" edge of the block. Remember this will all be trimmed up...|
|Trimming the sections of each block... remember to leave the 1/4" seam allowance around each piece...|
|Sewing the sections of the block together... sewing on the printed line to create a 1/4" seam. I love paper piecing! It's so easy to match up seams and create perfect corners!|
|Hungry Soldiers... all done!|
|Here are my fabric choices for Dark Gloom along with the foundation paper that I printed on my printer using the companion CD from Rosemary Youngs...|
|paper piecing my blocks following the order given on the foundation paper that I printed up.... remember if you draft your own, it is helpful to number your sections...|
|Trimming the finished block sections, leaving a 1/4" seam.|
|'Dark Gloom' all ready to be sewn together.|
|Sewing the sections of the block together... sewing on the printed line to create a 1/4" seam.|
|All done! 9 done 2 more to do to finish a row in the quilt!|
Next week join me as I work on 'Alvin McClure' and 'Greenfield and Stockton'...
Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr