Civil War Quilt Project

I didn’t realize that I was such a fan of this time period.  As I reflect on purchases over the last few years, I realize I have accumulated books, a whole series of CD’s, this quilting book and most recently for my birthday, I was lucky enough to get this gorgeous bundle of reproduction fabrics from Moda. It is the Ladies’ Album by Barbara Brackman.  I found the bundle shown on a blog I recently discovered,  Civil War Quilts.  It is the blog of the fabric designer, Barbara Brackman.  She fills it full of interesting history and has a BOM program this year.  As soon as I finish Amy Gibsons 2012 BOM quilt I would like to start Barbara’s with this bundle. I am having a hard time taking the ribbon off because it is so beautiful all stacked together.   ImageAnother shot so you can enjoy all the beautiful colors better.  Mine was ordered from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  libby, civil war quilt 019 I also keep checking out this book from the library called The Civil War Love Letter Quilt. It has 121 quilt blocks and each block is accompanied by a real letter from a soldier in the Civil War. The author, Rosemary Youngs, has another book called The Civil War Dairy Quilt that I would love to have as well. antique quilt 021 The Utah Quilt Guild has Quilt Fest in September and I want to make this quilt and enter it into the show.  My first ever – I am nervous and excited. It is a small wall hanging – 33 1/2 x 33 1/2.  Sooner or later I am going to have to untie my beautiful bundle and get busy cutting it.   Image   This is a pattern from my Civil War Legacies book shown above.  I purchased mine at Jo-Anne’s.  The quilt calls for 96 2 1/8″ squares that turn into 192 triangles.  I love half square triangles.  The star blocks are only 7 1/2″ square.  It is small but it will be so pretty. Do you have a favorite time period for quilting or a block?  I would love to here what and why.  Have a fabulous mid week day!

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3 thoughts on “Civil War Quilt Project

  1. I love the 30-50’s or “vintage” era with all the bright cheerful fabrics. Those white quilts with the fun bright prints draw me in every time. I find myself buying the patterns for those type of things!

  2. I love the civil war quilt. I can’t wait to see your quilt. 🙂 As for a time period, hmm… I’m not really sure I can pick one. I will have to think about it.

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