17 April, 2012

Spirit of 1812

This year is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, which may be American's least known war. Maybe it ties with the Spanish American War, 'cause who even knows what that was about? I am assuming that we were fighting the Spanish, but I don't know why or where.

This is a picture of the group project I worked on with three other women. I made the hourglass blocks.

The center and the four corners are Broderie Perse and then the other blocks are machine pieced. One of the members of our group hand quilted the whole thing. It looks very nice, and I'm proud to have been part of the effort.


  1. Beautiful quilt. What is Broderie Perse? I've never heard that term before.

    1. It means "Persian embroidery" and is a technique where you find a motif in a piece of fabric (like those birds) and you cut it out and carefully applique it to another piece of fabric. It was a common technique back in the 19th century.