Thursday, December 15, 2011

CW block ~ Union

Finished #44 block ~ Union ~ for my Civil War Quilt.

I have a few more blocks to catch up on, less than 10. This block was posted on October 29 on Barbara Brachman's Civil War blog. The block has five fabrics, which is always a challenge to pick fabrics and colors for these blocks. That and fussy cutting are but two of my favorite parts of making this quilt.

Saturday will be block #51, then just two more Saturdays until the end of the year and we will be at the end of this Block of the Week. The last block for the 1880s Sampler was posted last week and the setting triangles will be posted after the holidays. So sad that both of these BOWs are coming to an end.

There are lots of pictures now of quilters that have started setting their CW blocks. Many different ideas and versions. Some set on point, some with sashing, some with alternate blocks. Lots of choices. I have not made a decision for my quilt yet. Many of the blocks look great set on point and yet others look best straight set. There was a post with a version drawn up on software with straight set blocks AND blocks set on point in the center medallion style. So many choices, all are gorgeous.

Barbara Brachman is working on a book that will be about this project that will be published in 2012. Rosemary Youngs made her version of this quilt and it will be in the book. A picture of her finished quilt is posted on The Civil War blog. We have a sneak preview of the last 3 blocks!

I have a busy day today. Embroidery to finish on a stocking and baste the sample quilt for my Quilting 101 class. I decided to baste it on the longarm and then do FMQ on my faithful Bernina. Take mom to a doctor appointment this afternoon, vegan cooking to do for tonight to celebrate my son's birthday and have a nice evening with my son Chris, his girlfriend Christie, mom, Michael and I. 

Enjoy your holidays!

1 comment:

  1. Another great block...the flower in the middle is a nice touch. Happy Birthday to your son. Hope you had a good celebration.


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