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perjantai 1. marraskuuta 2013

CWD: Feeding the Rebels

It's ALWAYS very dangerous to clean up your sewing room...

Why?
Because at least
I ALWAYS FIND the things that I have almost forgotten... or I pretend I had forgotten.
The one such thing, which I found last week was the blocks of Civil War Diary Quilt
And especially at this time it was dangerous, because I have one kind of SAMPLER boom going on...


I started to sew CWDQ blocks in January 2009. My passion waned... the latest block is sewn in June 2011. I was then sewed 76 blocks. I'm a really master of WISPs... UFOS... and such a things... You, who have been following my blog for longer, you remember that I sewed those blocks by date -system. And I took quotes from Rosemary Youngs' book. It was interesting and I got more enthusiasm that way. And it was fun, because I also wrote my own diary of sewing those blocks.

TODAY I started to sew CWD blocks again;o)

It's November 1st and in 1861 Eldress Nancy Elly Moore wrote in her diary...
Lieutenant Colonel Campbell with eight pickets rode up and called to the brethren for place to put up for the night... Also Captain Level with 75 Calvary called for shelter from the storm for the night... We furnished supper and breakfast for the whole of them. The brethren carried the victuals over to them after the sisters prepared and cooked them....

I had two options to sew today's Feeding the Rebels -block. 1) paper piecing or 2) traditional way. There is no templates or cutting instructions in the book. So you have to make all the instructions by yourself.
I know it would have been easier... and much more less risky (=easier to nerves) to paper pieced it... but I choose the option 2.

In the book is many blocks with narrow stripes.... and you guess they are not my favorite pieces!
First I cut red and cream 7/8" width stripes and then I sewed them together. The stripes around the middle square are the same width. And then I crossed my fingers and hoped that I had about the right size...
They were about right, but you see, they are not all the same width... BUT that was then my smallest problem! When I sewed red and light brown triangles to the side of striped pieces, I noticed, I cut the light brown triangles all too small... not much, but enough... the block was 6 1/8", not 6 1/2". Fortunately, there is a seam ripper invented!
After one resewn...

CWD Block #14 - Feeding the Rebels

Oh, there is 44 blocks left.. How long my passion will last this time?

I wish you a peaceful All Saint's Day!!!!

PS. If you click the picture of myCWD quilt on the sidebar, you will see all my postings labelled with CWD.

4 kommenttia:

Dolores kirjoitti...

Wow, what an awful lot of work for just one block. You persevered and got it done. Good for you. It turned out rather well.

Tilkunviilaaja kirjoitti...

Your block looks nice! and very complex. Good thing that you won't have to make a whole quilt out of just this block!

You certainly have a few big projects ongoing...

Tiinatei kirjoitti...

Juu, siivoaminen on vaarallista! Minulta ei (vielä) noita tilkku-ufoja niinkään löydy, mutta muovipussien mutkista paljastuu kaikenlaisia neuleita. Ihana kokonaisuus tuo CWD, jäisi minulta tekemättä :D

Jen kirjoitti...

Hello Satu, Your quilt is amazing block 14 is lovely a lot of work in your quilt What an achievement when all the blocks are done. I am doing Dear Jane CW blocks the small 4 1/2" by hand. I will only be doing a small wall hanging.