Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Civil War Blocks

Back in January quilt historian Barbara Brackman started a Civil War quilt-along.
Each week a true story is shared from the diaries and letters of those who lived during the Civil War
along with the pattern for a new 8 " quilt block.
By making one block per week
participants learn about the Civil War and at the end of the year
will have a quilt of their own as a keepsake.

Even though I am a few blocks behind,
I've decided this looks like a worthwhile learning experience.
Here are my first two blocks.

Block 1 - Catch Me If You Can



Block 2 - North Star


There is also a Civil War Quilts flickr group
where you can view blocks and piecing tips that are posted by other partcipants.
Best of all there is no fee to join the quilt-along
and you can begin at any time your schedule allows.

May you always Sew in Peace:)
Sandra

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks! Love the colors.

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  2. Your blocks look great! I am trying to keep up each week so I don't get too far behind.

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  3. Very nice blocks! Hope you have a nice week :)

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  4. I found you on the Civil War Blocks site. Beautiful blocks! I just joined a couple weeks ago, so I'm playing the catch up game too. The blocks really are fast to sew up. Interestingly, I haven't made the two that you have. I'm about 6 blocks behind. Good luck with it and I'm glad you joined.

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  5. Glad to see you have joined in...your blocks turned out great!

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  6. Great to see that you joined in the fun Sandra! I check the Flickr group each week - I'll keep an eye out for your blocks.

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