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sunnuntai 13. huhtikuuta 2014

CWD: Hateful Old Thieves

Nyt lähinaapurusto on virvottu tuoreeksi ja terveeksi!
... hieman kyllä epäilen, kävivätkö he missään, koska palkkoja ei ainakaan näy...
... ja Lapin tytön uusi hattukin on hävinnyt...
... mutta silti....

..."väsyneitä virpojia" kuvassa;o)

But now the subject of the day....

I'll have few "busy" months ahead with the Civil War Diary blocks...
in April I'm gonna sew four blocks, in May also four, in June nine and in July seven blocks!

Hopefully my plans will come true!

Today I sewed together...
few HSTs...
few QSTs...
and one tiny square-on-point unit with strips around....
to make CWD block 43. Old Hateful Thieves

While I made this block I wrote down some dimensions, if you happen to be interested in to sew the 6" finished block.

Cut for the middle part of the block (= square-on-point with the strips around) 
from brown fabric:
* 1 - 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" square (B)
* 2 - 1" x 1 1/2" rectangles
* 2 - 1" x 2 1/2" rectangles
from dark cream fabric:
* 2 - 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" squares (cut the squares in half diagonally once to make 4 triangles)

Cut for the HST (= half square triangle) units
from both brown and dark cream fabric:
* 2 - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares

Cut for QST (= quarter square triangle) units
from dark brown fabric:
* 2 - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" squares
from both dark cream and light cream fabric:
* 1 - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" square

Notice there is a mistake in the photo above! First I cut too many squares for the QST units.
You need 2 brown squares, one dark cream square and one light cream square to make four QST units.

Well done! Now you are ready to sew your pieces together! Follow the diagram of the block above!
I sewed the middle part of the block first, then QST and HST units...

... all the mini block units are 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". And when you sew them together row by row, you'll end to have a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" block unfinished.

CWD tales to be continued on next Friday...

... with these blocks.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about the diary note behind today's block!

April 13, 1864 Isabella Buchanan Edmondson wrote in her diary: This has indeed been an exciting day, heavy firing all last night & this morn - the firing we heard was between the Fort and Gun Boats, the Yanks in Memphis are frightened to death - a squad of 15 came and made us to feed them and their horses - stayed here nearly three hours, hateful old thieves. I wish a squad of Confederates had come and captured the last one of them - they stole Mr. Wither's horses - Tate, Annie Nelson and Joanna, with Uncle Elum and the wagon went to town, succeeded in getting through Father's supplies and a good many things, the Yanks stole three hats out of the wagon in Nonconnah bottom, oh! How I hate them - (quote from the book called Civil War Diary Quilt by Rosemary Youngs)

Hmmm... hattuvarkaita liikkeellä jo tuolloin...

I'm glad that you visit here... see you soon!

6 kommenttia:

Rosa kirjoitti...

It`s gorgeous and love your fabrics choice.Hope you get your goals!!

I`m playing with Dear Jane and hope to sew all the borders this years.
It`s nice meet you.

Have a great week.

Chantal kirjoitti...

Gorgeous Satu, just gorgeous. I too love your fabrics choice. Good luck with your plan for finishing so many blocks. I sure look forward to that. ;^)

Elin TG kirjoitti...

You are very kind! Now I've seen through the book, I have nine April blocks! I have lost track again, so many other things to concentrate on. Thank you for getting me back on track.

Tiinatei kirjoitti...

Vautsi, mikä blokki! Päiväkirjatekstejä on hauska lukea, joillakin muillakin on hatut kateissa kuin Lapin tytöllä!

Tilkku ja Tilkku kirjoitti...

Voi pieniä virpojaraukkoja, on ollut rankka reissu. Varmasti tuollainen rento uni parantaa pahemmatkin kolhut.

Dee kirjoitti...

Great fabric choice for this block! Seeing it reminds me I really need to get back to my Farmer's Wife quilt. Fenix is adorable with his toy!