Jul 23 2015
The Civil War Love Letter Quilt book is a filled with letters from Civil War soldiers to their loved ones. The author, Rosemary Youngs, has paired each letter with a quilt block inspired by that letter.
The collection includes love letters from:
President Rutherford B. Hayes to his family
Newton Scott to his childhood friend, whom he married upon returning from the war
David Winn, a soldier who ultimately gave his life for his country
The quilt blocks are 6 1/2″ unfinished and most are paper pieced.
I am on week 4 of this 52 week quilt making adventure. Last weeks blocks were very challenging. I am still not happy with the way the blue one turned out but it is going to remain the way it is. The points will be cut off when it is incorporated into a quilt. That block took me a whole day to make. It was made using the paper piecing method. When you trace the pattern onto tissue paper, you have to remember to make the block backwards from how you normally sew. I had to use my seam ripper a lot!