Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Great Bazaar

It's Saturday! Sweet Saturday.... today's blog post is centered around a diary entry by Emma Florence LaConte Furman. Emma writes about a bazaar that was held at the State House. She talks about all of the lovely items that were made, cakes, jellies, candies... it's quite amazing how much they were willing to pay for some of the items. "A small sized cake at the Tennessee table sold for seventy-five dollars." This reminds me of the pie raffle a small country church that my sis belongs to. I do believe her apple pie sold for three hundred and fifty dollars last year. It's for a good cause and she does make really good pie!

So let me show you my block titled, 'The Great Bazaar'...

I dug thru my Civil War fabric and found the perfect floral
fabric. I remember picking this fabric up during a shop hop years ago.
The key to this block is to fussy cut the fabric around a
floral design and then centering it while you paper piece the sections.
'The Great Bazaar'
January 18, 1864

Have a wonderful week! Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr.

I will be working on 'Panic' out of Rosemary's book next. Hope that you have a great weekend! It's hard to believe that September is almost gone... I'm loving the cooler weather and love the fall colors.

Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!
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