Thursday, March 19, 2009

got scrap?

I'm participating in a scrap swap with some blogging friends and here are my scrap packages all ready to mail. Each little package contains at least 25 different scraps and each scrap is at least 25 sq in or bigger. I am excited to get a bunch of new scraps in return. Now, what to make with all those scraps? I've got a couple of projects I'm thinking about...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009


While shopping a few weeks ago, I came across a block of the month at Mormon Handicraft inside Deseret Book at University Mall. There are two blocks each month and they include fabric and patterns. I'm excited to do the blocks because they use Civil War fabrics and the patterns are based on blocks about Civil War love letters. I love Civil War fabrics and I also love learning the history of blocks...the meaning behind they came to be. I purchased the blocks for January, February, and March and this is the first one I've finished - it's called Enthusiasm. I've been trying to find information/history about this block on the Internet, but I haven't had any luck. Does anyone know where I can find quilt block history...if it exists? I found a book about Civil War Love Letters online and I may just have to buy the book...I've been considering it.

Thanks for any help you can provide! Hope you have a great day!