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lauantai 10. toukokuuta 2014

CWD: Lincolnites Whipped

May 10, 1864. Cora Owens Hume wrote in her diary: Snow this morning, 10th day of May, but snow soon turned to rain and it has been very disagreeable all day. A week or two ago General Kirby Smith, General Magruder and Dick Taylor whipped General Banks up Red River near Shreveport. The Lincolnites were terrible whipped. We know nothing definite as to the particular in regard to it, for the Links did not let the news of the battle out at all for a long time and then it was indefinite. --- Butler telegraphed "I whipped yesterday" but does not say that he whipped some poor man for resenting the treatment of the soldiers or for some less offense. (quotes from Civil War Diary Quilt, written by R. Youngs)

 To make this 6" block, you need a pile of triangles:

* 4 white, 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" squares, which you then cut in half diagonally twice to have 16 triangles 
* 2 pink and 2 brown 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" squares, which you also have to cut in half diagonally twice to have 8 pink and 8 brown triangles
* 4 pink and 4 brown 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" squares, which you cut in half once to make 8 pink and 8 brown triangles 

A few photos of sewing...

... to avoid bulkiness I pressed the seam like this...

... and block 64. Lincolnites whipped.

We'll see next two CWD blocks on Tuesday, 13th May...

and tomorrow we will celebrate with mother!
... I'll go now and whip some cream for her cake ;o)...

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