Friday, November 25, 2011

Post Pig Out Day

47 Dixie Tea

46 Apple Tree

45 Port and Starboard

37 Confederate Rose
What is it about turkey that makes one sleep so well! Instead of joining in on Black Friday, I dislike shopping even under the best of circumstances, I spent Post Pig Out Day working on my Civil War quilt.

Four more blocks done! Block 47 is the most recent block posted on Barbara Brackman's blog Saturday Nov. 19. Tomorrow will be a new one. Not that I am caught up, I still have more blocks to get to. Dixie Tea represents the tea leaf mixtures made when coffee and tea were not available during the Civil War. Love the history that goes along with each block. Check out more details on Barbara Brackman's Civil War BOW blog. Link is at the top of my sidebar.

Block 46 Apple Tree was an easy one. Check out the falling apples under the tree! 45 Port and Starboard was a fav as I love HSTs. Crusin' right along until I started block 37 Confederate Rose. There are a few blocks with odd pieces that I skipped over because of templates or applique. This is one of them. Printed out the templates. Looked at the shapes and then... oh no!!!... The Dreaded Y Seam!!! It's been a long time since I've done them. Headed over to Flicker to see how other quilters handled the block. Not only did most of them do the Y seams, there are quite a few that did the BlockBase version of Confederate Rose with even more Y seams! Truely Amazing Group of Quilters!

I could have changed the block and modified it to a square in a square version. Even set it up to be paper pieced. But the bar was set! Cut out my fabrics and worked out the Y seams. It's not the flatest block lol, but I am happy that I it is square and the correct size of 8 1/2 inches. Yipee! note: it looks pretty good in the picture because the scanner squashes is down. ;0)

Time for leftovers... and more blocks


  1. Beautiful blocks! I worked on my CWQ as well - I'm laying the blocks out and it is really tough deciding what need to go where. My black Friday shopping occurred at my LQS where I bought more thread and needles as I am also working on learning to FMQ.

  2. Great progress. You would not catch me out on Black Friday with the crazies either!

  3. I love that Dixie Tea block. I may have to check out B B site.


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