|Here are the fabrics I choose for Yankee Papers, no surprise with the colors.|
|I cut 1 3 3/4" blocks from each of the fabrics...|
|I matched up the green with the cream, and the black with the red print right sides together. Then I drew a line from corner to corner.|
|The I sewed a scant 1/4" seam on each side of the line....|
|Cut the sections apart, iron.|
|Here are the sections all ready to form the block!|
March 27, 1864
|Here are the color selections I used for 'Glorious News'.|
|This block is made up of 65 sections. The paper foundation paper breaks it down into 5 manageable strips...|
|Paper piecing... see how my fabric is much bigger than the section, it will all get trimmed up.|
|Notice how I sew past all the 'seam allowances' again, it will all be trimmed up to the right size when I am done piecing the section.|
March 28, 1864
Next weekend I will be working on 'Smuggling Letters'. I'm hoping to get 'Parlor Activities' done too. Hope that you are able to join me next week as I continue on my Civil War Diary Quilt. Have a wonderful weekend, hope that you are able to find some time to quilt!
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!