Saturday, September 3, 2011

Troops Arriving

June 5, 1861
"A beautiful day. Planted sunflowers seed in the Island.  Planted tomatoes, also wrote to Kitty. Heard that a great many of Lincoln's troops coming up the Kanhaway to get possession of the road. I do not believe it. Lizzie Jackson home until after supper."   
Diary entry from Hannah Walton Sanders 

Today I worked on the block titled 'Troops Arriving' from the Civil War Diary Quilt book by Rosemary Youngs.  This was a fun and easy block to construct.  I'm really pleased with the results.

I chose fabrics similar to that shown in the book.

The block is broken down into three sections for paper piecing.  It would be very easy to hand-draft this block if you do not have the companion CD and EQ.  To hand draft the block, trace the block onto foundation paper using a ruler and pencil.  I like to use a mechanical pencil with a thin lead for this. Remember to add a 1/4" seam around each section.  I also like to write the fabric colors in each section of the block.

When sewing remember to use a very small stitch.  Here I am stitching on the lines....

The block is complete!  30 blocks done....91 block to go!

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

Next week I will be working on 'Beginning of War' from the Civil War Dairy Quilt Book.  It's hard to believe that school starts next week and we will be back to our school routines.  The leaves are just starting to change and the days are slowing getting shorter.  Have a wonderful week and hope that you can join me next week as I continue on my Civil War Diary Quilt journey.

Happy quilting!

The Civil War Diary Quilt Book can be bought through paypal or through the mail from Rosemary Youngs...
The Civil War Diary Quilt book is available for $22.99 plus $4.95 priority mail, (global priority mail $11.95) . You can order the CD with the book, you will need  Electric Quilt 5 or 6 to run the CD, the CD alone is $10 and there is no extra charge for postage when you order the book with the CD, total cost for the CD with the book will be $32.99 plus your postage.
Send a check or money order to Rosemary Youngs, 3704 Nicole Ct., Walker, MI 49534

1 comment:

  1. very nice! you are sooo inspiring me...i just got the CD from rosemary; i don't have EQ but know where i can get the foundations printed out (next week sometime)....looks terrific!