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Modern Civil War 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.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? cotton fabrics

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What are you most proud of? Most of the points are OK

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Piecing of the connectors takes almost as much time as the blocks! I don't know when it will become a quilt as I haven't a clue how I'm going to quilt it - waiting on inspiration?!

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I think what is bugging me on most of these quilts is no place to rest the eye but you have definitely conquered that with this color way...I keep coming back to it! Very beautiful!

01/11/2013 Flag

Thanks, applekrisp! Civil war fabrics are SO not my thing! I did want to try these blocks but in a more modern color scheme. I wasn't sure about using the black in the connector pieces but overall I was pleased at how it turned out.

01/11/2013 Flag

Agree 100%

03/12/2013 Flag

I just love your colouring. Perfect

03/12/2013 Flag

Thanks so much! still not quilted yet! I'm thinking stitch in the ditch with some additional quilting in the light background color. We'll see - -

03/14/2013 Flag

Fabulous!!! I would never have thought to use color like this, but it's wonderful!!!

05/03/2013 Flag

Thank you, Ronni! I'm rather dreading trying to quilt this one - maybe just all over diagonal lines?

05/05/2013 Flag


05/18/2013 Flag

Thanks so much!

05/20/2013 Flag

Why am I JUST NOW running into this absolutely beautiful creation???!??!!!? Civil War blocks are not my thing either, but you make me think I need to think about that. This is so eye catching, and soothing at the same time. This really is an updated version of the good ol' classics, with a bit of attitude yet still classy. What took me so long to find this?

03/24/2014 Flag

Thank you, Dude! I don't know about you, but I'm having trouble finding the new stuff of the people I follow. If you look at my projects, you'll find the finally quilted version. I was pleased at how it turned out. Civil War repro fabrics are so not my thing!

03/28/2014 Flag