Monday, December 19, 2011

ROUNDING THE LAST LAP



I HAVE MY BARBARA BRACKMAN COMING TO  AND END ;  AS FAR AS THE TOP. I HAVE THE TOP IN THREE LARGE PIECES , WITH ONE ROW OF SASHING AND CORNERSTONE BLOCKS TO DO BEFORE PUTTING THE TOP COMPLETELY TOGETHER.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU A FEW PICS TO LOOK AT.



I WENT TODAY TO GET MY LARGE BORDER PRINT WHICH I WILL PLACE AROUND A SMALLER BORDER. I HAVE DECIDED ON A BROWN PRINT FOR THIS.


ON THE BACK I INTEND TO PIECE TOGETHER ANY BLOCKS FROM THE FRONT I DID NOT USE , MANY DIFFERENT  LIGHT BROWNS AND ALSO A COPY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.  THE ISSUE OF SLAVERY WAS BROUGHT UP  DURING THE WRITING OF THIS DOCUMENT BY JOHN ADDAMS AND HAD TO BE DROPPED IN ORDER TO PASS, ALONG WITH OTHER ISSUES OF THE TIME.  SO IT TOOK OVER A HUNDRED YEARS , THOUSANDS OF LIVES  AND A WAR BETWEEN BROTHERS OF A NATION TO DELIVER US ,  AS WE ARE TODAY.  BUT WE WOULD NOT BE THE NATION WE ARE TODAY ,  WITHOUT THE TRIBULATION OF BOTH THOSE WARS.



ALSO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A HOUSE NOT DIVIDED, PUN INTENDED.  ROSEMARY YOUNG OF CIVIL WAR DIARIES  HAS HOUSE BLOCKS ON HER WEBSITE  http://rosemaryyoungs.com/freepatterndescriptions.php

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN A YEAR LONG PROJECT OF MAKING ONE HOUSE BLOCK A DAY  FOR A YEAR, WHICH WAS STARTED BY jeanneke THEY CAN BE FOUND AT  http://buildinghousesfromscraps.blogspot.com 
THE PATTERN FOR THE QUILT AND ANOTHER PATTERN FOR A HOUSE BLOCK ARE ON HER BLOG ALSO.  HOWEVER THEY ARE ALL PATTERNS FOR PAPER PIECING, WHICH I DO NOT CARE FOR.  THEY ARE ALL ALSO ABOUT THREE INCH BLOCKS.

ALL FOR NOW,  HOPE YOU ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS AND OUR LORD'S BIRTHDAY!

MARTHA


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