New Orleans House Project

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Civil War Appliqué BOM Update

I've been participating in Barbara Brackman's Civil War appliqué BOM projects for the past two years.  
In 2019, the theme was Hospital Sketches, featuring stories about hospital care during the Civil War.  This year's theme is Cassandra's Circle, focusing on the lives of Confederate women in the social circle of diarist Mary Boykin Chestnut.

I used stash fabrics (except for backgrounds) for the Hospital Sketches blocks, but found my stash lacking in appropriate sashing and border fabrics. 
Happily, I found some suitable fabrics this spring and completed the flimsy.  I had to tweak the exposure on the photo quite a bit to even get the outer border fabric to show up - it's a dark blue paisley.  

This project was a great experience in choosing fabrics for appliqué.  I still have much to learn, but I'm enjoying the process!

This month's block for Cassandra's Circle is called Texas Star.
Several options were suggested for the center star image.  I liked the crossed five-pointed stars.  I especially enjoyed cutting the wreath using a folded paper (freezer paper in this case) technique.

Non-appliqué department
We're having a really prolific year of jalapeños.  So far I've made pico de gallo and pickled jalapeños.  I chopped up another batch and froze them.  And more were split, seeded, and roasted, then frozen.  And still the peppers keep growing!




14 comments:

  1. Hospital Sketches is just beautiful! I think you chose your fabrics wisely. I love the gold fabric in Cassandra's Circle--it adds a lot of movement to the block and is very striking!

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  2. Your blocks are so pretty in all the blues. And I agree with Karen that the gold in Cassandra's Circle block is a great choice. Gives it extra oomph!

    I am not a jalopeno eater although I do like salsa made with it. I used to stuff them with cream cheese for my husband and father-in-law.

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  3. Still drooling over your Hospital Sketches quilt. Cassandra is looking great too, especially that star in the middle! Lots of yummy jalapeno's... your home grown ones look much better than my store bought ones... which reminds me I need to make some fresh salsa (Is it just adding garlic that modified Pico to salsa?) for later tonight.

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  4. Magnificent applique, Angie!! Congrats on getting the quilt top together.

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  5. Civil War blocks are beautiful--I especially like the lowest right hand block...
    nice work Julierose;)))

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  6. Oh, that Hospital Sketches flimsy is gorgeous! You do such beautiful work. And the jalapeños! We’ve got one small start planted, but it’ll be a couple months before we see any peppers.

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  7. Droooooooling over those peppers!
    And over your applique work as well!
    I've been saving all those patterns, but haven't done so much as a stitch. I think I enjoy the idea of applique more than I enjoy doing the applique...

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  8. Hospital Sketches is so lovely and soothing with all those blues. You did a beautiful job. Wonderful use of the fabrics in your Texas Star block. It's gorgeous.

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  9. I didn’t realize that you had moved to Australia...I’m still waiting on pea pods. And its amazing to realize that I’ve been drooling over your applique for two years now.

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  10. Your Hospital Sketches is lovely, but your Texas Star is stunning. You chose great colors for it.

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  11. Your hospital sketches blocks all together like that are spectacular! I really love it. The very thin sashing is so effective!

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  12. Love your Beautiful Blue version of this quilt. well done! the sashing and border frame it so well.
    pretty new applique block too

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  13. Your Hospital Sketches quilt is gorgeous! I like the two 5-point stars arrangement as well. I desperately need to put down the cross stitch and finish some quilts! Your posts are always so inspirational.

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  14. Love your Texas Star block! The leaves are fantastic. Your blue quilt is absolutely wonderful. I bet it was difficult at times choosing fabrics for each block! Your border fabric is perfection.:)

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