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Civil War Block Sampler

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Re-Piecing the Past: Civil War Blocks Then & Now taught by Kaye England

Learn Kaye England's precise piecing methods and make 12 traditional blocks, inspired by the stories of strong women of the Civil War era.

Other projects made as part of this class:

HBS Block
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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabrics, Aurifil thread for piecing & Bottomline & Isacord threads for quilting

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What are you most proud of? The blocks look pretty good with only 4 gray fabrics & 5 gold fabrics. The quilting looks OK especially after getting all crinkly after washing (hides a bunch of shaky lines!)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Cut & piece carefully! Besides the stitch in the ditch quilting (all Cindy Needham's fault!), the rest of the quilting came from the Dot to Dot class.

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I love these colors...I love the way it looks...Beautiful

03/20/2014 Flag

Thank you, KristenMG! This was fun but a little tedious with all the half square triangles.

03/28/2014 Flag

Absolutely gorgeous--colors and quilting.

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09/07/2014 Flag

WOW!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your color scheme. I was looking for inspiration on how I could make this quilt with two simple elegant & not so busy colors that I have in mind. This is stunningly gorgeous. You did an awesome job on this and inspired me to purchase this class. :)

11/14/2015 Flag

Thank you so much! I like trying to mix things up with traditional patterns/modern fabrics and vice versa.

11/16/2015 Flag