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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Scrap Block Five

I'm doing well keeping up with the blocks for the Scrap Happy Sampler Quilt from Janet Wickell of  http://www.quilting.about.com/ .  The latest block has the curious name of Swamp Angel.  I wanted to know where the name came from and it is either from the Civil War, or the 19th century name for mosquitoes, or a waterfront gang.  I am tending toward the Civil War and mosquito nickname due to the name given to a battalion that fought some battles in the
summer of 1863.  If you know more about it, please let me know. Here is my block:

So, we are already up to five blocks.

I am crocheting a lapghan that is coming along nicely.  I like the pattern:
1/24/11: This pattern is here:  http://www.happyyellowhouse.com/htm/simplyred.html

I won a book from Pink Chalk Fabrics.  It's called One Yard Wonders, and I look forward to getting it and maybe making a wonder.  I'll show it to you when I get it.  Thank you Pink Chalk Fabrics.  They have a giveaway every week.  Visit their shop and blog to learn more.  http://www.pinkchalkfabrics.com/

God Bless You.


QuiltSue said...

What a fascinating name for a quilt block. All your blocks look good, but I think this is my favourite so far.

orchidlover said...

love how the blocks are looking.
Congratulations on winning the book

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Christina D said...

I am a beginner at crochet. I like the lapghan you have started. What stitch are you using? It looks very warm.
Congratulations on your quilt blocks!