|Nashville Refugee Aid Camp|
Battle of Nashville Reenactment - Rippavilla 1993
Anyway, I thought piecing quilts would be an appropriate activity for someone of my age and station in life (in the 1860s), so this is what I started on.
|Strippy 4-Patch - McCall's Quilting|
I didn't have a clue about 1/4" seams. And I recall hand stitching some of these 4-patches in a darkened lecture room at a Civil War civilian conference. Needless to say, they were all over the size spectrum! When it came time to assemble this I went to the sewing machine hoping the trimmed squares wouldn't fall apart before I could get them stitched to the setting triangles.
I added a few fabrics from my small stash (at the time it WAS small) to make the quilt a bit larger than the kit which meant I also had to get more light fabric for the setting triangles.
It may have been my first purchase, but not my first finish. It was also my first UFO for several years. It began my lasting love of strippy quilts.
Linking up with Krista Quilts for Throwback Thursday.