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  • Civil War Dairy Quilt

  • I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
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Civil War Dairy Quilt

Hello There I have taken the plunge and started The Civil War Dairy Quilt. After having this book now for at least two years or so I have finally got the courage to start this wonderful quilt. I absolutely love reproduction fabrics and have been collecting them for sometime.  I have used these fabrics in most of the quilts I have made over the last couple of years.  I find you can put any colour combinations together and they just seem to fit. Here are pictures of my first two blocks. There are 155 blocks in total, so I will be a busy little ( not so little anymore) quilter. Sorry these pics arn't straight but this is all new to me. These blocks are 6" x 6" and foundation pieced, it has been alot of fun choosing the fabrics for this quilt. I have also had to redraw these blocks using my computer so I can print them onto foundation paper, as they only give you a picture in the book to go by, this has been great for me as I am learning more about my computer program and I will have a copy to keep on file as well. To finnish off today I thought you might like these pics. This is looking out my kitchen window at a tree in my garden. It is gorgeous when it flowers, but looses its leaves in the winter. This one I could not resist, my cats in my sewing room. they have thier own bed so as they don't sit on my projects. [caption id="attachment_53" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Loki and Takker[/caption] What a great life they have, don't you think. Well on that note I'll say goodbye. Till next time Happy quilting Sharon
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Comments on this post (4)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Helo Shiree

    Thank you for your lovely comment.
    Yes 155 seems alot, lucky I don’t need to finnish this in a hurry.
    Foundation piecing makes this a bit easier and its really not so complicated, just small pieces testing my skill and patience.

    — sharon

  • Aug 03, 2016

    I love your first two blocks! Such a wonderful book. I am working on Dear Jane, a similar quilt. I too love the reproduction fabric.

    — Karen

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Hi Sharon,

    welcome to blogland! The Civil War Quilt looks really complicated – good on you for taking on this challenge, I am not sure that I would. 155 is a lot of blocks huh. I love your applique block from the previous post also.

    — Shiree

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Hi Karen
    Thank you for your lovely comment.
    I have a good friend who wants to do the Dear Jane Quilt so we will work on this together, hope to get started soon.
    I am going to be on a roll doing reproduction quilts. I can’t resist.

    — sharon

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