About 12:30 I started grabbing fabrics and cutting pieces. Stopped to eat lunch and came right back. I had 6 blocks done at 6:30! I thought I was caught up with Kathie's latest...Abomination of Desolation...an 8 patch. But then Patti posted another and so I'll cut that one tomorrow and sew it too. Edit: Turns out Kathie substituted and I like the block so much I'll keep it too. These stories are so interesting to read along with the blocks!
Kathie picked the first 7 I think, and Patti will choose the next 7, then Dawn. I ordered the Civil War Love Letters book today and should have it by Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm going to stick with the color choices in the book making my blocks favor the color, but with my own choices for which fabric I use. It really was nice of Kathie to decide to do this! It makes it so much more fun to have others to keep up with and follow along. Before no time, we should have a big nice quilt finished!
So here are my blocks in order of how I "think" they were done...
Block 1....Selling the Livestock. These really are very simple blocks to do, so far.
Block 2....Yankee Papers..
Block 3....Church. You gotta love cheddar and blue together!
Block 4.... John Morgan..
Block 5... Special Blessings (I really need some lighter greens)
Block 6...Abomination of Desolation...I love that I used my CW dressing gown fabric! I was dying to use it and this coloring worked perfectly. It's really even prettier in person.So that's 6 blocks done and after I make the last two blocks tomorrow I'll have 8 of them done..not too shabby for a days work. Thanks for the idea Kathie! I understand she and Meghan are making a ring so you can follow along with the girls making these blocks. As soon as it's ready and I add it to my sidebar, you can follow along, or join in!
Edit: The ring appears on the side of the bar now, but it's not quite ready to go around. We have to be approved and hooked up, so to speak. But you can find us at these locations...Patti, Megan, Kathie, Dawn, and some others I'm not sure of at the moment, but will show up on the ring.