Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Saturday 53 Union Shield
And at last, here is the final block in the Barbara Brackman Civil War block of the week project that I was following along with for the year 2011. Again, it was a block that was intended to be done in a red, white and blue colorway so was a challenge for someone working in a blue and grey scheme.
When it appeared I thought I would rather do it as an applique block but as the days passed I decided that I would make it a pieced block since that was the way BB presented it. It was enough that I was also going to take the liberty of including grey in what was called a Union block.
And now I must begin making the setting blocks. I see many participants have already completed their tops but I have had other thingss that needed my attention.
I have enjoyed doing this project; in particular I have appreciated the discipline of making a block each week but in addition I have discovered the value of fussy cutting when appropriate and I have honed my precision piecing skills. This is going to be a hard act to follow!
Doubtless, I can find many things to do this year in my sewing room. And those who know me and know how many half made projects there are in my room will just shake their heads and wonder which of those items will make it to completion. It's all about the process and having fun with it...right?