Sunday, April 3, 2011

Victuals, June 5th 1862

What a beautiful weekend it has been here in Minnesota.  Spent a fun day yesterday with my mom and sister, Laura visiting a couple of quilt shops.  Came home with some treasures that I can share for Civil War Saturdays.  Found some red Moda Civil War fabric at Pine Needles in Racine.  I used it in today's Civil War Diary block, Victuals.  Also picked up an adorable pattern for a chatelaine.  I want to make it to include in my next Civil War Saturday giveaway!  I'm close to celebrating having a second row done!  Woot woot!

So let's get started on this week's block, Victuals.

Victuals n (usu pl) food, provisions. *vt (victualling, victualed or victualling, victualled) to supply with food; to take in provisions.

Fabric choices are again similar to what is presented in the Civil War Diary book.  I love the
red fabric that I picked up at Pine Needles.

The block is broken down into four sections.  If you don't have the companion CD for the book , the
blocks can easily be traced right out of the book.  Remember to add your 1/4" seam allowance around
each section.  I write the colors in so I don't loose track as I sew.

Lining up the next fabric to be sewn...

Sewing on the line, sewing 1/4" pass the 'line'... notice the seams I have done so far...

After you sew the seam, remember to trim to a scant 1/4" seam...

Two sections done, two more to go!

I think this block looks like a cute little basket when tipped up on a corner.
When you get all four sections done, sew them together following the 1/4" seam
line.  It is important to match up the white stripe in each block.

Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr

Next Saturday, April 9th, I will be working on 'News' and 'Foragers' 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!

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  1. Love your block and your instructions as usual, glad that you had such a great day with your mom and sister.