This morning there was a more challenging sewing day ahead than Friday evening was...
I wrote yesterday something about glorious news... Well, let's open the Civil War Diary book and find page 96;)
So here I go... I cut about 4,5 cm stripes of these fabrics; blue: Judie Rothermel's Vicksburg, brown: Lecien's Quilter's Basics, cream: Quilt Gate's Mary Rose Coll.
After two and half hours (I'm definitely slow with paperpiecing) 65 pieces of fabric were sewed together. Now there was a most exciting moment ahead... How I'll manage to accurate the rest of the seams...
It was not a easy job... I need a little help of the ripper;) ... too.
In the end the block was ready to get a final touch... and I was in need of the cup of coffee.
Meanwhile I sipped coffee I learned more about Isabella's life in Tennessee during the Civil War.
March 28, 1864. Isabella Buchanan Edmondson wrote:
We have had glorious news today - Mo. McCulloch captured Germantown, & still moving forward. Forrest is having glorious victory in Kentucky...
... I made my white swiss skirt, played drafts with Mr. Pugh, he beat me badly - trimmed the Rose trees - have spent a very pleasant day - and am so happy tonight after the good news. (quote from CWD book by Rosemary Youngs)