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maanantai 16. maaliskuuta 2009

Preparations for Smuggling


March 16, 1864

Isabella Buchanan Edmondson wrote in her diary

At one o'clo
ck Mrs. Fackler, Mrs. Kirk and I began to fix my articles for smuggling, we made a balmoral of the Grey cloth for uniform, pinned the Hats to the inside of my hoops - tied the boots with a strong list, letting them fall directly in front, the cloth having monopolized the back & the Hats the side -
(quote from the Civil War Diary Quilt / Rosemary Youngs)


Block 38. Preparations for Smuggling

Isabella's life during the Civil War was very exciting. She was a Confederate spy, who carried letters through the lines and smuggled. I'll come to know her and her doings better within this month. I presume there is more thrilling notes in her diary...

I sewed this block as foundation piecing. After previous block I wanted to be more accurate with the seams;)

Fabrics are Nancy Gere's Civil War V (gray flower), Lecien's Mrs. March's Collection 4 (bluish grey newspaper print, I really like this one) and white flowers on cream (don't remember / know the manufacturer of it).

While sewing I started to regret of my fabric choice; especially the gray one annoys me. I like the print, but the colour is too light...
I should have used some brown instead...???

Isabella's (nicknamed as Belle) adventures will continue on the 27th of March...
Till then...

2 kommenttia:

Karen kirjoitti...

I love the newspaper fabric!

Simone de Klerk kirjoitti...

Looks great once again, Satu! Maybe I asked you before, but do you sew these or are they appliqued? I can't figure it out from the picture.