New Orleans House Project

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Catching Up with Cassandra

 I've been following along with Barbara Brackman's latest appliqué BOM - Cassandra's Circle.  

I've enjoyed the accompanying Civil War history stories about Mary Chestnut (the Cassandra of the BOM title) and her circle of friends.

More importantly, I've enjoyed the appliqué challenges: learning different appliqué techniques, and improving my understanding of color and fabric choices for appliqué.

I finished block 8 yesterday (Cotton Boll), just in time for block 9 (Lost Love), published today.  I used freezer paper and starch to prep the appliqué pieces.  The pieces were stitched in place using machine appliqué - in this case, a very narrow zig-zag stitch and monofilament thread.

Since the design wall was empty, I did a quick arrangement of all the completed blocks.  Not a great photo, but it does remind me I need to use some more blue fabrics.  That's a perfect starting point for the Lost Love block!







10 comments:

  1. Wow, your Cassandra's Circle is coming along beautifully. I am really regretting not joining in - the timing was tough this time but look at these beautiful blocks!

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  2. Your colors and appliques are delicious! Gorgeous!

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  3. Well done on the stitching. Nice smooth curves.

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  4. Beautiful. You always select just the right fabric for your pieces.

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  5. Your block is beautiful. The colors are rich and those points are perfect.

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  6. Your blocks are lovely and the colors are wonderful.
    I really like the cotton boll block :) yay circles

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  7. As always, I am in love with your latest Cassandra block. They all look so lovely and the applique work is fabulous!:)

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  8. Very nice...I do not do this kind of fancy stuff (yet anyway) but love to see it!

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