Well here we go - it's time for the Sunday Throw Down with Anne - sharing our block of the week. As you know Anne talked me into (challenged/throwdown) working on the Civil War Sampler by Barbara Brackman. Just kidding Anne - I agreed with you - anywho we will be sharing a block a week with you out there in bloggy land. This weeks block is called Barbara Frietchie Star. So who is Barbara Frietchie - well in the book it says:
"She is recalled to be an elderly woman who waved a Union flag from her attic while General Stonewall Jackson marched his Confederate troops through town. Jackson ordered his men to fire at the defiant woman. It is said that the embarrassed general rescinded the order and Frietchie's Union flag waved over Jackson's short occupation of the town. Historians point out that Stonewall Jackson, who died in battle marched nowhere near Frietchie's house and the the 95 year old woman was confined to bed".
So fact or myth - this is her star block
In making this block I practiced the art of "making do". When I went to retreat a couple of weeks back I brought along the fabric to make several blocks - well I ended up not having enough of the little cream fabric with the squiggles. So at a peeps suggestion of making do with the fabric I had - I added the little gold fabric in the corner blocks where the cream colored fabric should be. I like how it turned out and I did what Barbara probably would have done if she had run out of fabric - stick her hand in her scrap basket and pull out something to use. So there ya go - block #3. Thanks Barbara Frietchie for the inspiration.
I thought I would share a picture of one of the peeps and her winning quilt at our local quilt show a few weeks back - it's Folk Art Album from Buggy Barn
another one of LL's quilts in the show - beautiful - and hey I've got the kit for this one - even started LOL - hmmm maybe I should pull this one out and work on it
While at the quilt show - it's always fun to see Bonnie from Willow Wood and see what she has in her booth
Here's a couple of other fun quilts from the show
one of the woolies finished up this Jan Patek design
Isn't this quilt stunning - I don't remember the name of it - but I think I would call it Patience - because if I was sewing it - that's what it would take lol.
Darlene Zimmerman was our guest teacher at the quilt show and had a trunk show/lecture after the banquet
Well that wraps up this blog - head on over to Anne's now and see her version of Barbara's star.
Until Next Time