Civil War Generals’ Wives BOM – Month 8 thru 10 and Future Sewing Plans

Wow!  Has it actually been since April when I posted my last block of the month?  Yes, I was three months behind on these.  I spent part of yesterday catching up since I will be receiving block 11 in about 2 weeks.  So here they are, in chronological order:

Block Eight – Flora Cooke Stuart, wife of General J.E.B. Stuart (CSA)

Block Nine – Maria Louise (Garland) Longstreet, wife of General James Longstreet (CSA)

Block Ten – Frances Caroline ‘Fanny’ Chamberlain, wife of General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (US)

Now that I caught up on my BOM, I don’t feel guilty starting another quilt project.  It is difficult to find non-girly fabrics, but I scored this line at my local quilt store.  It is called VeloCity by Jessica Hogarth for P & B Textiles.  To make it even better, the store was having a 30% off entire purchase sale.  I need more masculine fabrics to make a crib quilt for my daughter’s friend who is having a baby boy in a couple months and it is nice to have the fabric on hand because I also have three grandsons.

I’m heading to Hancock Fabrics tomorrow to search out a great fall jacket pattern.  I will also peruse my back issues of BurdaStyle magazine.  I’m anxious to get started on some fall garment sewing.  Do you have plans for any quilts or fall wardrobe pieces?

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