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torstai 16. huhtikuuta 2009

Beginning of War

Second CWD block in this week...

April 16, 1861 Hannah Walton Sanders wrote in her diary

Raining hard this morning. Richard came down for the mail. Got news that the war has commenced at Charleston on last Friday. Cold enough to snow tonight. (both quotes from Rosemary Young's CWD Quilt book)

Hannah was 55 years old when the war began. Two of Hannah's diaries have been found. She wrote every day and her diary entries were short and simple sentences with references to the weather, her family, visitors, daily activities and historical events.
I'm planning to 'meet' her again in May...

Brown and red fabrics are both from Paula Barnes's Bonnie Blue Quilts line by Marcus Fabrics, line of the cream fabric is unknown... I have bought it from Fabric Shack.

Block 31. Beginning of War

April 18, 1861 Hannah wrote

A cold cloudy day. Heard that there was fighting at Harper's Ferry. Great excitement. The Grays called on to be ready. A.K. Fulton and John will go to Wytheville in the morning.

The weather forecast promised to us (here in Finland) also a quite cold day tomorrow. Maybe some wet snow... Oh, where is the Spring...

...on Saturday I'm going to sew the third CWD block in this week. Although it will be a very busy day: I'm at work and in the evening I'm going to go to theatre . Hopefully we'll meet Sarah Lois Wadley for a second time... and we might see atleast 10 purple and 10 green square... See you then;)

PS. Remember to visit at Elin's blog to see her versions of these CWD blocks. They really are worth seeing!

4 kommenttia:

Lappetausa kirjoitti...

Thank you for running this private sew-along! In future I think I manage only one block a week, as I also want to sew other things...I'm behind on both DJ and Angel Story...and spring is a busy season both outside and at work.
I love to see your blocks and to read your posts! Now I'm off to find my purple fabric, I have only a few of them, and they are not genuine CW reproes. Have to visit Helene's shop in Denmark, she has some very nice purple ones.
See you!

Anne Ida kirjoitti...

Another beautiful block! I love watching both your and Elin's blogs - you both make lovely blocks, but since you pick different fabrics they come out with so separate expressions :o)

Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs and stitches

Litamora's Quilt & Design kirjoitti...

How is the progress on the Girls day out? I've managed to take the few first stitches:O)
Join in?
happy sewing:o)

Karen kirjoitti...

Love it! :)