Saturday, July 18, 2015

Old Abe Lincoln

 The block I'm showing you today is called 'Old Abe Lincoln '.  I forget quite often that not everyone thought Lincoln was a wonderful president during a very dark chapter of American History. It is clear in Emma's diary entry how the southern states felt when  President Lincoln was assassinated. During the Civil War, Lincoln supported the Union, which opposed slavery. Lincoln did not support the Confederacy or slavery. Remember when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation it did not pertain to the southern, Confederate states or to the border states. During the war, it only was upheld in the Union.

I am pleased with how my block turned out. I used the pre-printed Lincoln panel for the block. It was so nice of Rosemary to send me the pre-printed panel. I was thinking, if you don't have the panel, you could  print Lincoln's picture on fabric using an old photo that can be found online.  

Here is the fabrics I picked out for this block. 
'Old Abe Lincoln'
April 21, 1864
Have a wonderful week! Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr.

I will be working on 'Declaration of War' 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!

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