Wednesday, July 20, 2011

War Wednesday

In March I gave up on my civil war sampler quilt after making the first 9 blocks (to see the blocks click here). The blocks were just too boring for my enjoyment and I abandoned the project. But when I was in Vermont, I found this fabric bundle that said to me  "take me home, and I will rescue your civil war project".  What's a quilt addict to do? I had to buy them!
These fabrics forced encouraged me to start making the blocks posted on Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts blog again. 
The blog has just posted block #28, and I had sewn 9 blocks prior to my "break", so I have quite a few blocks to sew to catch up!



Here is block #10 called "Lincoln's Platform" (aka churn dash) with a fussy cut centre from my new fabrics.





This is block #11 called "London Square". 


Click here if you want to see the photos posted in the Civil War Quilts Flickr group.





12 comments:

  1. One of these years I'll break down and make a Civil War fabrics quilt too. For now, I'll enjoy guilting you into MORE block finishes so that I can Ooooohh and Aaaaaahh.

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  2. Have fun catching up on the blocks!

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  3. I bought those books way back when but never made anything. After becoming a DJ dropout, I don't hold much hold that I'll actually make the CW quilt either but the books are pretty to look at. If I know you, you'll get them made. The blocks in the photos are looking good! I do like CW fabrics so maybe there's hope for me still.

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  4. I think you did a great job on these blocks. Good for you for getting back to the project. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration (or fabric therapy) to help us along.

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  5. I love these colors. Great fabric choices. Maybe if I had purchased those fabrics I would have kicked into gear and STARTED my CW quilt. I'm still just all talk!

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  6. Nothing like an infusion of new fabric to impure us to work on an abandonded project. They are such pretty blocks, it would be a shame to not make something from the patterns, even if it isn't ALL the blocks

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  7. Beautiful! Those fabrics were absolutely telling the truth :)

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  8. Beautiful fabrics! My blocks lay abandoned too~ one of these days I hope to get back to them Have a happy day!

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  9. I'ma civil War dropout too. I need those fabrics, lol! Really I just need to get them out from under the pile I put on top of them and do them. They have to wait at least until I get my Challenge #2 quilt done.

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  10. Love the fabrics, especialy the blues! The new blocks look great.

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  11. Oh my!
    Love the fabrics! the blocks you made are wonderful. You did great.
    hugs

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  12. Beautiful fabrics--love the blue. Glad you restarted the project.

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