Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Cassandra's Circle update


Catching up on posting my Cassandra’s Circle (Barbara Brackman’s Civil War blog) progress.


I know I posted the first block, but I don’t think I showed the back. This is one of my all time favorite fabrics (I know, I have a lot!). It is a very old Thimbleberries print.  My blocks are half size so this center block measures 18” and the rest are 9”. 


Number 2, “Mulberry Wreath for Mary Boykin Chestnut”. I took a lot of liberties with this one. 


Number 3, “Louisa Cheves McCord’s Palmetto” was a lot of fun to make. I’m calling it Moose Antlers. The fussy cut circles came from another of my favorite fabrics. 


Number 4, “Charlotte Wigfall’s Texas Star”. Hmmm, I took even more liberties with this one. As you can see the Texas Star is nowhere to be seen. What can I say? I like circles. 


Barbara posted number 5 today (here) so stay tuned.

12 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Beautiful!!

Robin said...

That pinky/orange/red fabric is fabulous. I don't blame you for loving it. Your blocks are so nice. I love the new pattern. It will be fun to see how you interpret it. Love your red background.

cityquilter grace said...

call it anything you like...they are all show stopping gorgeous...beautiful needle skills wendy

Janet said...

Your blocks are wonderful. Liberties are what makes the blocks your own. I really like the block released today - I look forward to seeing what you do with it :0)

Barbara said...

Beautiful applique, Wendy! Love your fabric choices--and colors. I always liked Thimbleberries fabrics. Your fussy-cut circles are perfect :)

Barb said...

wee! these are fabulous. I love the fussy cutting.
Hard to believe, but I've never seen that backing fabric. I can see why it is a favorite.

Sandy said...

Another beautiful block, Wendy. I so admire the way you use color. Your choice of the deep red background really clicks it in, for me. Lots of contrast and brightness, without being "loud". Just brilliant!

Karen said...

Good to see all your blocks in one post.
Thimbleberries fabrics used to be very popular but nowadays, I don't see much mention of them. She certainly put out some good fabric designs.

Randy D. said...

I LOVE your blocks!! The colors are fabulous!!
Even the backing is great!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Just the prettiest fabrics with immaculate stitching. Beautiful!

QuiltGranma said...

I LOVE red in quilts and am sure admiring the red background in your blocks!

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