Here are the first 5 blocks for my latest project, Moda's Civil War Homefront kit designed by Barbara Brackman. I'm doing it as a sample for the shop where I work part-time. These Civil War fabrics are so beautiful, and the simple star blocks go together quickly. I hope to make a lot of progress on this over the 3-day weekend.
The blocks will be set on point with one of my favorite blue prints from the collection as the alternate block and beautiful striped setting triangles around the outside.
I want to show you a fun surprise that arrived on my doorstep Wednesday. My friend Thelma and I shared some fabric for our Toulouse quilts. We both had a few leftover flying geese from the border, and I want to put them together somehow on the back of my quilt, so Thelma sent a box returning her leftover geese.
The geese were not alone in the box. In typical Thelma fashion, along with them was this amazingly gorgeous Tuffet she made for me using the Maison de Noel fabric. She even went so far as to use the elegant "M d N" red velveteen for the back of the tuffet. We both attempted to make flying geese with the velveteen and found it uncooperative, but it is absolutely perfect for the back of a tuffet. Thank you so much for your generous gift, Thelma. It will have a place of honor next to my sewing machine, and will always remind me how much fun we had making this project together!