Peace & Plenty
The book Civil War Sampler is going to have instructions for 12" blocks and ten patterns that we didn't have on the blog. This means I had to write ten new stories----I love doing that.
But I also had to make ten new blocks---and since I am not much of a seamstress I put that job off as long as I could.
I do enjoy picking out the fabric, however, and I decided to use a red, green and yellow color scheme--- one that was popular at the time of the Civil War.
Old Maid's Puzzle
I added some double pinks
And bright blues echoing the Prussian blues and indigoes of the era
I made a baby quilt out of 9 of the blocks, took snapshots,
And sent the whole thing to the publisher who took much better photos of everything for the book.
You will not get to see any dog parts in the book (notice Dot at top of photo)....even though that might be historically accurate.
My sister blogged about Abraham Lincoln's dog this week