Saturday, December 10, 2011

Grapes of Wrath

Block #50 ~ Grapes of Wrath ~ Civil War Quilt

Newest posting today on Barbara Brackman's Civil War BOW blog. I followed the suggested colors for this block. It was a perfect fit for this gold fabric and it's wine colored leaves.
This block is a modification of a traditional block called Grape Basket. 
BlockBase #712.
The grape basket represents the history of the lyrics of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Written by Julia War Howe, the poem was published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862. "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He trampled out the vintage where the grapes of wrath were stored." 
Click on the Civil War link on my sidebar to read more...  

Also finished a block for the 1880s Sampler that Cheryl Miller posted yesterday.
Elaborate Ohio Star
Snowball and QSTs are unfinished at 2 inches. The block finishes at 5 inches square.
Original quilt made by Barbara Snyder in the 1880s was made in different colors than the browns and pinks that a couple of us are doing, this block would be black and pink.
Click the link on my sidebar to find out more about this quilt.
(For some reason I can't get embedded text links to work)

Back to more quilting...

Two more blocks for the 1880s Sampler Quilt completed this evening:
This block was allot of fun to build. 
New Album Variation
Love stars and HST so this was a fun fast block. Seams were a little bulky.
I may make this one again with Y seams.
LeMoyne Star
Not too many stars outside with the full moon. It's clear and frosty cold.
The lunar eclipse this morning was beautiful despite a hard freeze.
We are in for another freeze tonight. Good night

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving all your Civil War blocks, especially the ones with the purples in them. Great job in keeping up with the weeklys. I got as far as printing them and gave up about two weeks ago on that. I'll just enjoy looking at yours and the excellent work you do!


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