Several quilters on blogs are doing the Civil Wars Love Letters Quilt, a few blocks at a time. I thought it would be fun to join in the circle so I found the book at Amazon.com, wow fast service, I ordered it on Sunday and it came Tue.
I was anxious to catch up so I hit sewing room early this morning, to make a few blocks.
Each block has a love letter pertaining to the name of the block. I haven't read the letters yet, just felt the need to sew today. I am going to sit down this evening and read the letters that go with the blocks I did today and the ones I plan on doing tomorrow. By the way, there is a total of 121 blocks, this may take awhile, but that's ok I always say it is the journey not the destination.
I started with a few easier blocks,this one is "March in the Mountains", all of the blocks are 6" finished, this block has 7/8" finished squares.
"Hospitals""Papers From Home"
"Americus Soldiers Relief Society"
Then I worked on a tote bag, the tutorial for the bag is on Andrea's blog June 2007, Thanks Andrea your directions are very clear.
The bag still needs a handle but I ran out of steam, hopefully will finish it tomorrow. While making the bag I came up with a plan to make the next one a little shorter and use a few Jelly Roll strips.