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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 Traditional
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What materials did you use? 100%cotton fabric

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What are you most proud of? I was really impressed with Kaye's sashing suggestions, but didn't like them when applied to my blocks. I simplified them to a simple two inch grid of mostly plain blocks. There are lots of half square triangles in grey and blue to represent the soldiers, a few pinwheels to represent conflict (with a little red close by), and two friendship stars. I couldn't find fabric that didn't die in the border, so I used one inch piano keys instead. Am still wondering how to quilt it, but I know that there will be vertical paths for sure.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow Kaye's advice. I loved her no press until done method, but did resort to pins at intersections.

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What vibrant colors!! Beautifully done!

08/27/2012 Flag

Thanks! I love bright colours and worked the entire quilt trying to keep them down to a dull roar. Then I hung it in the sun to take the picture and realized it wasn't dull at all. I do like it though.

08/28/2012 Flag

My quilt top looks downright monochromatic compared to yours - and the whole time I was thinking how colorful it was.... Looks like we both need to reconsider our choice of indoor light sources :)

08/29/2012 Flag

Love, love, love your bright colors! The piano key borders are a great touch.

08/29/2012 Flag

thanks!

09/01/2012 Flag

I love the vibrancy of your color choices that makes each block stand out as an individual and blend in to the whole at the same time. Marvelous ability is shown. You should be very proud of this creation!!

09/12/2012 Flag

Thanks, Lola Alice.

09/13/2012 Flag

Very nice, I was looking at this as a possible class but the quilt looks disturbingly busy...yours is the first one I've seen that "makes sense" . Beautifully executed, wonderful use of color, your blocks ring out and shine!

01/11/2013 Flag

Glad you like my quilt. It was fun to make and I found Kaye's sewing techniques challenging but worth trying. I too find the quilt busy, but somehow interesting.

01/13/2013 Flag