My grandmother's older brother, Uncle Casimir Hybki - Private, 18 Co Discharge Unit
- Uncle Cas' Memorial Marker He died when I was young - sadly I do not remember him.
My grandfather's older half-brother, Uncle Louis Patyk - Private, Casual Detachment
- Uncle Louis' Memorial Marker He died before I was born.
My grandfather's younger brother, Uncle Willard Wohrer Battalion C, 68th PA
- Uncle Willard's Headstone I remember this great uncle with fondness. He was a strong farmer with a good sense of humor.
My Great Aunt Carol's husband , Uncle Irvin Pumphrey. Since it is not marked on his headstone, I don't know his unit.
- Uncle Pump's Find a Grave memorial Uncle Pump died before Uncle Cas, and unfortunately, I have no memory of him, either. From the marriage record I can find on-line, I know his occupation was already "Soldier" when he married my grandfather's younger sister on December 24th 1917.
I was very happy with the Baptist-Fan based inspired quilting design on the borders and the blue and white stripe of the binding fabric. I don't often cut binding strips on the bias. A half yard was really just enough with the strips cuts at 2 inches for this 71 x 82 inch quilt. I usually cut my binding 2 1/8th but I would have had a couple of very short strips to contend with and more seams had I done that.
The sashing was treated with free hand feathers, while the blocks got channel quilting and minimal treatment in the colored piecing. This French Star is the one place that got something a little different.
Here's one more look at that bottom border.