Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cival War Diary Quilt...

I think I am a follower by nature. Kathie decided this week to start doing blocks from the Civil War Diary Quilts and the Civil War Love Letters quilt books. I have been looking at her blocks all week as well as stopping by Patti's and seeing she was doing blocks too...I loved them but how many quilts can a girl do at once...right? Too many it seems! After seeing Kathie's block today I c-a-v-e-d!!

About 12:30 I started grabbing fabrics and cutting pieces. Stopped to eat lunch and came right back. I had 6 blocks done at 6:30! I thought I was caught up with Kathie's latest...Abomination of Desolation...an 8 patch. But then Patti posted another and so I'll cut that one tomorrow and sew it too. Edit: Turns out Kathie substituted and I like the block so much I'll keep it too. These stories are so interesting to read along with the blocks!

Kathie picked the first 7 I think, and Patti will choose the next 7, then Dawn. I ordered the Civil War Love Letters book today and should have it by Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm going to stick with the color choices in the book making my blocks favor the color, but with my own choices for which fabric I use. It really was nice of Kathie to decide to do this! It makes it so much more fun to have others to keep up with and follow along. Before no time, we should have a big nice quilt finished!

So here are my blocks in order of how I "think" they were done...
Block 1....Selling the Livestock. These really are very simple blocks to do, so far.
Block 2....Yankee Papers..
Block 3....Church. You gotta love cheddar and blue together!
Block 4.... John Morgan..I saw this on Kathie's design wall and started cutting, then realized the red and green block was next. Thanks Kathie for locating the block!
Block 5... Special Blessings (I really need some lighter greens)
Block 6...Abomination of Desolation...I love that I used my CW dressing gown fabric! I was dying to use it and this coloring worked perfectly. It's really even prettier in person.So that's 6 blocks done and after I make the last two blocks tomorrow I'll have 8 of them done..not too shabby for a days work. Thanks for the idea Kathie! I understand she and Meghan are making a ring so you can follow along with the girls making these blocks. As soon as it's ready and I add it to my sidebar, you can follow along, or join in!
Edit: The ring appears on the side of the bar now, but it's not quite ready to go around. We have to be approved and hooked up, so to speak. But you can find us at these locations...Patti, Megan, Kathie, Dawn, and some others I'm not sure of at the moment, but will show up on the ring.

14 comments:

Carol said...

Your blocks are just wonderful...I don't have the Diary book yet so I did some out of the Love Letter book today. They sure are fun!

Kathie said...

hi Judy, what fun to see these blocks on your blog tonight!
the block 4 is actually John Morgan page 144 I am working out of the Civil War Diary book right now...
I just thought it was a fun block!
and the fabrics I pulled out would work well for it!
As you can see I am choosing some blocks like the book and some not!
I am putting blocks together with fabric combo's I like.
Looking forward to making some more in the next day or two!
Glad your joining us!
Kathie

Juliann in WA said...

Love you blocks. You have some great Civil War fabrics.

Deb S said...

I love your blocks. I'm a big civil war reproductions fan myself. Your quilt is going to be awesome.

Darlene said...

I want to do these, too. I need to pull my book out and get started. I'm not usually a follower but definitely a copycat. LOL

Ginger Patches said...

Love-love-love your blocks!!!

Chelle said...

Wow! Your blocks look great! Im a new quilter, can I ask a question? How do you get your square points/corners to match up so well when you join your strips together? I am doing pretty well with it, but every now and then my points are way off when joining strips. Do you have any advice?

Tazzie said...

I'm just loving your blocks - it's all I can do not to start working on my own!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Wendy said...

Isn't it fun to have so many people to get inspiration from...I love your new blocks. What size are these blocks? The fabrics are gorgeous.

Libby said...

I have wavered about those 'Diary' books for some time now . . . *argh* I wanna play, too - but I must finish up some of the dangling items already on my plate. I live vicariously by watching your pretties come together . . . at least for now *s*

Lea said...

OMG, Judy, You are so quick!
All your block is so beautiful and I specially love a Chruch block! I love cheddar with indigo! I need to make this block. *S*

Dawn said...

BABY - these turned out wonderful! I love the Yankee papers one!

MeganZ said...

Such a beautiful blue and cheddar block! I love those colors. Mental note: dig out my cheddar fabric one of these days...

Patti said...

Oh Judy - your blocks look marvelous! Are you just having a ball making these? With everything happening around here last week I am now sadly behind. Need to figure out a way to catch up!