Friday, May 02, 2014

Threads of Memory, some finishes, and a Stash Report

This year I decided to participate in Barbara Brackman's Civil War Block of the Month "Threads of Memory " . In addition to making the blocks, I am especially enjoying the stories behind the blocks. Barbara posts a new block on the last Saturday of each month. So far, I have completed three, all made out of stash! The first block is called the "Portsmouth Star" It is representative of George Washington's ladies maid Ona Judge who successfully gained freedom and the many people who helped her on her way.

February's block is the "Mercer County Star" for  Quaker Susan Lowe Wattles who, along with her husband, Augustus, opposed slavery and assisted them in achieving education and land ownership.

The third block is the "New Garden Star" for Catherine White Coffin who established the New Garden Meeting House where she, her family, and friends offered help to fugitive slaves.

April's block is in progress.
If you are interested in learing more about "Threads of Memory" here is the link.

I have finished some quilts lately.
I took these pictures of one of our rare warm days this spring out on our newly fixed clothesline.

First off is "Scrappy Halloween Trips". I began this one at Beaver Island Quilt Retreat.. I had a nice collection of fun Halloween prints and this was the perfect way to use them.

"Lazy Sunday", started last spring is now complete! I like the bright cheery fabrics in this quilt.

Despite some shopping (I am making a quilt for my nephew and his new wife) I am still in the black for 2014!
Since my last Stash Report:
Total in : 21.5 yards
Total out:: 14 yards
Net fabric out of my stash: 14 yards!