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Civil War Quilt Completed

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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.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Retro / Vintage, Traditional
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What materials did you use? I used Fat Quarters that were of the 'Old' Red/White/Blue colors.

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What are you most proud of? That I got it done! :-) :-) and Listening to Kaye (most of the time :-) ) Now every time I piece I will hear Kaye's voice along with mine saying 'Stop' as I come to an intersection (I have a habit of sewing TOO fast, and then having to rip out). And I will be using my little scrap as an end/starter piece; and I am not pinning 'quite as much'.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This quilt was a LOT OF FUN to make - and was mostly 'moderately easy' until the last block (watch the windmills! should be finshed size of 2" each). AND THEN we had to figure out the fill-in blocks which was 'hard' (My seam ripper and I became the Best of Buddies) but then SO REWARDING when it was done. Would I do it again?? Most Definitely! (but give me a week first :-) To quilt it, since the front was so busy, this is what I did: I adhered the top to the batting (either Spray baste, or as I had some Fusible Batting on hand, I used that) and then adhered the backing to the other side of the batting. I then sparsely pin-basted the sandwich on the BACK side, just to hold it in place. Next, from the FRONT side I chose some lines that I wanted to follow and then BASTED (first REMOVE any pins, if pin basted, on the back that may be in the way) with the longest stitch-length my machine would go. Next I turned the quilt back over and marked on the BACK-side the lines that I wanted to follow. (I had a 3 1/2" width long ruler, so that is what I used for my spacing, altho I think 3" would have been better). Then remove your basting stitches and begin Quilting. It was SO much Fun and went SO Fast and I am REALLY pleased with it! (In fact, I will definitely keep it in mind for other busy quilts in the future! (And the back looks PERFECT! :-) :-)

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What a great idea for a label. Your quilt turned out beautifully!

10/04/2012 Flag

Beautiful...what a inspiration....want to get back to working on mine....how do you get it all done!

10/11/2012 Flag

This is a quilt that really, really DOES have the "wow factor"! I think it's beautiful!

10/17/2012 Flag

Thank you So Very Much! It was a lot of fun to make. There are a few things I would have changed IF I knew what the outcome would be before we actually put the blocks together - But it was A GOOD CLASS and I learned to be 'more creative' with my Design Element (in the future) :-) Thank you again!

10/17/2012 Flag

Stunning, absolutely perfect.

03/22/2013 Flag

What I think I learned the MOST with this class - was to make 'sashing' out of various block shapes - to make uneven blocks fit evenly :-)

03/29/2013 Flag

Love to piece also! It's my passion. You do lovely work

03/04/2014 Flag