Friday, August 23, 2013

Stonewall Jackson quilt block

Stonewall Jackson
April 23, 1933-Courage of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson Is Represented by Joined Star Points is the title of Nancy Cabot's column introducing the Stonewall Jackson quilt.  "Representing the powerful courage of Jackson, the accompanying quilt pattern shows the points of the star being joined together to make a solid wall" she wrote referring to the first Battle of Bull Run where "Jackson hurried to the rescue with five Virginia regiments and put up an indomitable resistance."

Nancy went on to say, "The design is difficult for the beginner, but is exceptionally beautiful when made up in blue and white."

This is another block that I can not find any images of.  I would assume it was just too hard to make.  It's really just multiple Star of Bethlehem or Lone Star blocks and my guess is that not many people would want to make multiples of those blocks!

Electric Quilt's BlockBase program does have a version of the block but it would not fit together in a quilt like Nancy Cabot's block would.  It can be found as #1061.5.  I have drawn it (above) as Nancy presented it.


No comments :

Post a Comment