Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Civil War Block 3

One of my goals for the coming year is to finish up sewing projects that I've already started.  
Today I am focusing on my Civil War quilt project. In case you are not aware, 
Barbara Brackman has a Civil War Quilt-along posted on her blog until July of 2012.  
Each post features a true story shared from the diaries and letters of those who lived during the Civil War, along with the pattern for a new 8" quilt block. Participants can learn about the Civil War and also learn to piece non-traditional quilt blocks from the past.

Block 3 entitled "Seven Sisters" represents the first seven states to form the Confederacy.  The pattern features seven five point stars, but I opted to use a six point star instead. Each star is appliqued to the background fabric.

                                    Not my favorite block to make, but it is finished:)

May you always Sew in Peace!


  1. I like your block :)
    and look I have the same book!
    I know is a very old book since I brought it when it came out and wanted to start quilting LOL
    that long ago. WOW
    Have a nice day, Sandra

  2. Hi Sandy:) I'm still around, wow what a year 2011 was, hopefully I can sew more in 2012:) I love your civil war block I collect civil war fabrics. Happy New Year to you!!!

  3. Congratulations! That was one of 3 blocks I decided not to do! Yours looks great. Your fabric choices are perfect. Good luck on the rest. I have about 7 to go! It's well worth the effort.


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