Monday, February 28, 2011

Civil War blocks

Here's a look at my version of the first nine blocks of Barbara Brackman's Civil War quilt.  The most recent is the upper left.  Let me just say that three doesn't go into nine evenly.  I ended up using 1/16th inches to get it even close.  Luckily, I have a ruler with those marks but it's only 4 1/2".  I wish Omnigrid made one maybe 10" or 12" square with 1/16th inch marks on it. 

I have several more blocks finished for my Nearly Insane quilt.  Some of them are fairly easy, others - not so much, but I knew that going in!  I don't get a chance to sew every day but, when I do, I usually can get two put together.  I try to have several blocks prepped ahead of time and that's been a big help.  There are some of the harder ones coming up so that will be slower but I don't have a deadline. 

I also started a '30's style quilt.  That makes four I'm working on at once - I never used to work on more than one at a time!  I have to say, I'm really enjoying it.


  1. Oh, I love your BB CW blocks. They go so well together. What is the 30s quilt like?

  2. Mary,

    Your blocks are FABULOUS... Love the fabric combinations!

    Absolutely gorgeous and beautifully done!


    Elaine in SLO, Ca

  3. You are way ahead of me on the Civil War blocks. They look very good. Maybe I will have some time soon to make the blocks.

  4. I love the vintage look of your fabric combinations...
    see you tomorrow !

  5. I like all of your CW blocks together!!

  6. Your CW blocks look great together, Mary! Looking forward to how you put them together - are you going to use sashing?


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