Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yet more Civil War Quilt blocks ...

Friday evening and Saturday (inbetween mountains of laundry) I got busy with a few more of my Civil War Quilt blocks:

Here is my version of Block 3 - Seven Sisters. I'm not sure if I'll make this one again before I finally put the quilt top together - I altered the shape of the stars to make them easier to needle turn. I've been struggling with needle turn applique since I got acrylic nails for the first time in December. I just can't seem to grip things as well - and either I'll get used to the acrylics or at some point I'll give them up. For now I love them though :-) so this block will have to do!

And here is Block 9 - Birds in the Air. Super easy to put together even with the final bias edge seam. I may fiddle with that seam intersection in the middle there ... it's a little out :-)

And lastly, Block 11 - London Square. Another easy one despite the bias edges. I now only have two blocks to catch up on, Block 13, and Block 16 which was put on line yesterday.

I have also been debating what project I'd like to work on next, and since I've seen my friend Linda's Civil War Crossings top made up recently, I decided that's what I'll work on next.

Linda and I were coveting this project at the very same time a little while ago - I had my finger hovering over the 'purchase' button at Hancocks of Paducah, and talked to Linda on the phone, and she was debating over it too. I had it delivered to Linda's house, and I don't remember if it was my 2008 or my 2010 visit to the US when I picked it up, but regardless it's been sitting in my stash for too long! I'm going to enjoy this one, I just know it!


Me and My Stitches said...

All of your blocks are wonderful - I love your fabric choices. I made Civil War Crossings a few years ago - it's fun!

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful blocks!!

LynCC said...

Can I just say how cool I think it is that someone in Australia is making a Civil War quilt? :)

I've always wanted to visit Australia so badly - now even more than ever, since I've seen all the wonderful quilting going on there!

AnnieO said...

Love seeing bits of your stash in all these lovely blocks! I'm living vicariously in CW times :)

There is no way I could function with acrylic nails--I'm way too klutzy.


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