I find it interesting that we will be observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this year and many stories have been forgotten. It is easy to google 'Civil War Diary" and not only will you find info on Rosemary's books, but when you dig around, you will find actual diary entries. Both by soldiers and family members... they are very interesting to read and I feel bring the human condition during the Civil War to life.
So let's get started on the next block, "Merchantable Goods"...
Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr
|I love this handy dandy tool. I use it to draw my 1/4" seam lines.|
|Sewing my seam on my 3 1/2" square....|
|Sewing my seams on the 2 1/4" squares...|
|Here my 6 squares are cut into two after sewing. The sections are all ready to be ironed.|
|The sections are ready to be sewn together to form the block...|
|sewing the sections.... remember scant 1/4" seams....|
Next Saturday, May 28th, I will be working on the next block titled 'Bad Box' from the Civil War Dairy Quilt Book by Rosemary Youngs.
Hope that you're able to join me in my journey. Feel free to email me any time if you have questions or comments.
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!