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Friday, January 27, 2012
Generals Wives' Block of the Month
I love a good block of the month, don't you?! I am participating at JoJos Quilt Shop with "The Generals' Wives" block of the month. Each month we receive fabric, a block pattern, and a little history about one of the wives of a Civil War era General. It is hard to imagine the hardships they endured! Here's a picture of the finished quilt.
We've done 4 blocks so far, The first represents Anna Marie Hood, wife of Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA; The second represents Eliza Brooks Bragg, wife of Gen. Braxton Bragg, CSA; The third represents Eleanor Sherman, wife of Gen. William T Sherman, US; and the fourth represents Irene Rucker Sheridan, wife of Gen. Philip Sheridan, US. You can learn more about each woman at this wonderful blog: http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/
I'm keeping up with the blocks and have even done some of the setting blocks. This should be a beautiful quilt some day. Can't wait to see it all quilted and on my 4-poster bed!