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Monday, August 25, 2014
Dear Jane Challenge
A few days ago.....I hit another great milestone! The top triangle border is all quilted including 2 blocks in on the top edge too. I have done that on all four side now. Another happy dance happening!!! I did it that way so that a big chunk of the blocks would be done when I moved to the center of the quilt. I had already done quite a few of them popcorn style all over the top.....so I am down to 70 blocks left. So exciting, the end is in view!!!
Well that's cute....got my foot too!
Today in the Civil War is the anniversary of the Second Battle of Ream's Station. We have not been able to visit the Petersburg area....looks like we could spend quite a bit of time there. If you click on the link to the Ream's Station virtual tour part way down the page, it gives you a sense of the characters involved and the stories behind them. As in many of the battles, it was about control of railroad lines and supply chains.
I am going to suggest 2 blocks for you to work on, since I didn't get to blogging last week.....sorry!
I inked around 20 some names of our family that served in the civil war. This name is starred so Henry is one of my husband's direct ancestors.......a great-grandfather. Many of the names are cousin's, so I just chose to mark them, so I could easily tell between the many names. This might be something you might consider. It really does look beautiful and adds a wonderful layer of meaning to your "Jane."