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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Week 4 of the Civil War Blocks

Yes, well this block, named as Texas Tears by Barbara Brackman, was not without it's challenge. The construction was done in an unusual manner - trimming off the points before the stitching likely would have helped but I did not really want to calculate how to do that and mess up as I was away from home while stitching the block.

Perhaps I should have waited until tomorrow and tidied up the loose threads (including that red thread in the middle area - I have no idea where that migrated from) but since it was done today I decided to go ahead and post it.

This evening I was sewing with my friends again and I am happy to discover that I have got someone else interested in joining in on this project.

I'm also enjoying reading the comments that others leave on BB's blog along with looking at the flickr photos posted. What is especially intriguing is how this project has quilters from around the world joining in. Have you begun to read the side bar notes (on the BB Civil War blog) on what styles of fabrics belong in a Civil War scrapbag? It will be fun to see if I can use those styles of pattern without using reproduction fabrics.

I'm looking forward to seeing the progress others have made.


Cheryl said...

What red thread? If it weren't for your background I would have thought this was a B&W photograph!

Dorry said...

This is what happens when you take a photo late at night with only artificial light and tiredness to guide you!

rjlyons_uae said...

I really like your TT block! It was hard and I'm pleased to see that the edges of your block look just like mine. Those flipping triangles! Wouldn't like to say how may had to come off and then be re-installed, and as you know that is very unlike me!