Sunday, March 6, 2011


This week’s Civil War Quilt BOW is #10, Lincoln’s Platform.   This block afforded the opportunity to place a photograph in the center so I chose one of Abraham Lincoln taken in February 1861 just before he left Springfield, Illinois to assume the presidency in Washington, D.C.

10 Lincoln's Platform

I downloaded the photograph from the Library of Congress website, then printed it on a Printed Treasures fabric sheet, cut it to size and sewed it into the block.  Notice that his face does not yet reflect the ravages of serving as president that appeared toward the end of the Civil War. 

The “Keystone Medallion” quilt is coming along slowly but surely.  I have the center medallion and the beginning of the pinwheel border done thus far.

Center & pinwheels

This weekend has been a huge food fest.  My Sweetie and I ate last night with his brother and wife, along with the rest of his siblings minus one.  Mary Lou served pork loin, steamed asparagus, potatoes and onions, green salad, and two kinds of deserts – chess pie and mini fruit pies.  It was all delish.  I skipped the hot tub finale on the back patio after the meal.  Five adults in that hot tub made for a full house as it was.  Everyone had a great time visiting, eating and laughing.

Then today I had lunch with my family at Mom’s house.  My brother barbecued the chicken and sausage, Mom made potato salad (the best in the world) and a pound cake, I cooked a big pot of pinto beans, and there was corn pudding and another cake made by the nieces to boot.  My father-in-law ate with us as well.  Once again, I ate too much and am happily miserable.  Wonderful times with families all weekend long.  Next weekend will be dull in comparison.

I think I’ll let my food settle right now, so until next time,


  1. I remember seeing your block on flickr yesterday and left a comment. I had no idea you had downloaded a photo onto fabric, because I commented on the nice portrait, it seemed a lot clearer than some of the other portraits. Well done, and you win for ingenuity!!! Sounds like you had a lot of fun with your family!

  2. What a clever gal you are..... I never would have thought of that.

    Sounds like a great weekend with family and good food. You also got a lot of sewing done........

  3. What a fun churn dash and the photo is perfect!

    I love the fabric you are using for the keystone quilt. It is going to be fantastic!


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