|47 Dixie Tea|
|46 Apple Tree|
|45 Port and Starboard|
|37 Confederate Rose|
Four more blocks done! Block 47 is the most recent block posted on Barbara Brackman's blog Saturday Nov. 19. Tomorrow will be a new one. Not that I am caught up, I still have more blocks to get to. Dixie Tea represents the tea leaf mixtures made when coffee and tea were not available during the Civil War. Love the history that goes along with each block. Check out more details on Barbara Brackman's Civil War BOW blog. Link is at the top of my sidebar.
Block 46 Apple Tree was an easy one. Check out the falling apples under the tree! 45 Port and Starboard was a fav as I love HSTs. Crusin' right along until I started block 37 Confederate Rose. There are a few blocks with odd pieces that I skipped over because of templates or applique. This is one of them. Printed out the templates. Looked at the shapes and then... oh no!!!... The Dreaded Y Seam!!! It's been a long time since I've done them. Headed over to Flicker to see how other quilters handled the block. Not only did most of them do the Y seams, there are quite a few that did the BlockBase version of Confederate Rose with even more Y seams! Truely Amazing Group of Quilters!
I could have changed the block and modified it to a square in a square version. Even set it up to be paper pieced. But the bar was set! Cut out my fabrics and worked out the Y seams. It's not the flatest block lol, but I am happy that I it is square and the correct size of 8 1/2 inches. Yipee! note: it looks pretty good in the picture because the scanner squashes is down. ;0)
Time for leftovers... and more blocks