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tiistai 14. huhtikuuta 2009

Declaration of War

This week my journey with CWD quilt continues with the blocks which will lead us to the first days of the Civil War in 1861.

April 14, 1861 Rebecca Loraine Richmond wrote in her diary

Civil War has finally been declared. War between the two sections of our once happy, prosperous country. The telegraph brought the startling news today that the first gun of the Rebellion was fired at Charleston at four o'clock on Friday morning April 12.
(quote from Civil War Diary Quilt book written by Rosemary Youngs)

Rebecca was 21 years old when the war began. She lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan far from the battlefield, so most of the war news reached her through the telegraph. Do you still remember Telegram block, which I sewed January 25?

Block 81. Declaration of War

I paperpieced the stars and quick-pieced the triangle squares (lightblue/blue, lightblue/pink and blue/pink). I cut 11 cm and 8 cm squares, which I splitted diagonally once or twice. After all it was quite easy block, it only looks more difficult.

Light blue fabric is Renee Nanneman's Itsy Bits, cream and pink from two different Mary Rose collections (I suppose they are from coll. 11 and 13) by Quilt Gate and blue is from Lucinda's Needle collection by Jo Morton's.

On Thursday evening I will spend some time reading Hannah Walton Sanders's diary...

3 kommenttia:

Lappetausa kirjoitti...

Wow, this is nice!
In some minute you'll see mine too...

Simone de Klerk kirjoitti...

The colors you used for this block are very pretty!

Anne Ida kirjoitti...

This is fabulous! I love the fabrics you have chosen!