Saturday, June 20, 2015

Abomination of Desolation

 It's Saturday! Being out of school has freed up a little of my time and I have been trying to work on my Civil War Diary Quilt when I have a free moment here and there. I'm still working on the blocks from Emma
Florence LeConte Furman chapter from Rosemary's book.

Emma writes about the destruction of the burning of Columbia, South Caroline during General Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. The block I'm showing you today is called 'Abomination of Desolation '. In this passage Emma writes in her diary...

".... I have seen the "Abomination of Desolation" It is even worse that I thought. The place is literally in ruins. The entire heart of the city is in ashes - only the outer edges remains...."

Emma Florence LeConte Furman

To read more of Emma's diary entries, I found a great site. Check it out HERE.

Here are the fabrics I picked out...
Instead of using foundation paper, I just rotary cut
the square out to be sewn together.
"Abomination of Desolation'
February 22, 1864

Have a wonderful week! Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr. You can even check out what I've gotten done there too!

I will be working on 'Guerrilla Warfare' out of Rosemary's book next. Hope that you have a great weekend!

Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!
Check out Rosemary's website.  Her books and Cd's can be ordered there too!

1 comment:

  1. Your fabric choices in this block are so pretty.