Sunday, May 4, 2008

Short and sweet...

Since my hand sewing is stopped for the moment, I thought I'd work on Civil War blocks. They don't contain any hand sewing...but wow, are they getting complicated and labor intensive.

Here are the few from yesterday and today...I'm going lighter in fabric choices, although the pictures don't show them as light as they are in real life.

Top Row; left to right...
LL Pg. 163 Nothing Like an Affectionate Wife
D Pg. 69 Lincoln's Telegraph
D Pg. 61 Merchantable Goods

Bottom Row; left to right...
D Pg. 133 Small Pox
D Pg. 135 Surrender of Vicksburg
D Pg.63 Bad Box

**before I get emails....I don't know where you can find any Abe's, sorry. If not for a very sweet friend who shared a couple with me I wouldn't have any either. I will say you can make a copy of the best Abe picture from the book and print it onto the photo paper...which was my option. We are allowed to copy the book for personal use only, so it should be fine to do so.

13 comments:

Carol said...

What great blocks...hope your hand is getting better.

Juliann in WA said...

Your blocks are really beautiful.

Libby said...

I wondered how everyone was getting those 'Abe's' into their blocks. I figured they were inking them with a Pigma pen. Live and learn *s*

Tracey in CT said...

I read on someones blog that the author is sending pieces of the Abe fabric if you purchase the pattern DVD from her. Not sure about that, but I seem to remember reading it.

But WOOHOO! I found a piece of the Abe fabric in a shop this past weekend! I had been looking for it, and didn't see it, but I picked up a bundle of reproduction FQs in the clearance bin. I bought the FQ bundle, and last night when I got home and opened it up, I found that one of those FQs was the Abe fabric!!! The shop definitely didn't have any on the bolt, and the bundle I got was the last one of that grouping, so I think I got the last bit of it :-)

Erin said...

I love the blocks very nice! what pattern are you using?
I love your Dear Jane too..and your kitty!! of course just a ball of fur and adorable!!

ForestJane said...

Wow, those look great! My favorite is the one in the upper right corner, I like the positive/negative thing there. :)

I'm looking at the grid in the back... are those blocks really only 3 inches or are those two inch gridlines? or 3 inch?

Inger Lise in Norway said...

I love your CWD blocks. I make the my self to. But I go slowly to end in aril 2009

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW - those blocks are beautiful and very complicated looking. Keep up the great work.

Karen

Wendy said...

I love your blocks! They do look labor intensive, but I'm glad there is no hand sewing. I'm so excited to get started on these, too... I peaked and know I'm getting the books for Mother's Day! ;)

Karen said...

You have done a wonderful job on those blocks. And yes they can be labor intensive but a joy to get done. I especially like the Abe block.

Wendy said...

Those blocks do look like a challenge. You've done a wonderful job of placement of fabrics.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I"m hoping to get back to mine soon too! I miss my CW blocks!

Cindy B. said...

Okay ... day late and dollar short.

WHERE do I find the list/plan for the Civil War blocks?

I think I have fallen in love ...