Block 112. United No Longer
Feb. 16, 1861. Sarah Lois Wadley wrote in her diary:
Father brought us some newspapers from which we learned that Jeff. Davis of Mississippi and Alexander Stephens of Georgia have been elected President and vice president of the Southern confederacy, formed of all the seceding states. I had almost written the United States, how sad to think that we are united no longer, that we are no more natives of one common country, necessary as is the separation how can we think of it without grief. (quote from the book The Civil War Diary Quilt written by R. Youngs)
Sarah's father returned to Vicksburg as to being present at the meeting. It gave me idea to use this blue fabric in my block. It's from Vicksburg collection by Judie Rothermel. Unfortunately I wasn't careful enough with the middle part's seams... and I should have done this block as mirror image...
... the next block is... the date Feb. 26, 1863