Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Star

Here is the most recent Civil War block that I finished this morning. 
Block 52 Christmas Star posted on Civil War blog on Christmas Eve.
52 ~ Christmas Star
Four of the fabrics I used to make this block are from 8 inch Civil War charms I swapped in 2004 with members of AAQMB. They were left over pieces as I used some of them in a previous block. I kept waiting for the right block to use them and this was the perfect one! The background fabric in the corners is a new fabric that I brought in since I did not have enough to make the entire block. There was also not enough fabric to fussy cut either but I am happy with this block. 
This coming Saturday will be the last block posted on the CW blog!

I also finished last weeks block 51 New York
51 ~ New York
In place of a four inch square of blue star fabric I pieced a Tri Recs star. Others quilters did the same and I like the look. I also used the same red and cream fabrics to make block 30 ~ Peterson's Stars and Stripes.

30 ~ Peterson's Stars and Stripes
This block was posted on the Civil War blog on July 23, 2011. This is one of a few blocks I have not completed as I was deciding on whether or not to hand appliqué.  As you can see I went with the not and machine appliquéd the star with a variegated blue thread ;0) and now it's done!

I haven't said much about Christmas as it was a challenge with my Mom. I keep it pretty low key as she is extremely uncomfortable with people she does not know. Recently her dementia has progressed that there are times she does not know who I am. Needless to say, it took the wind out of my sails...thank goodness for quilting... it's the best therapy!

1 comment:

  1. Jo, your newest blocks are wonderful. I am so sorry to hear that the holiday was stressful for both you and your Mom. You have my admiration for being there for her!


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