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Julia Ward Howe, Southwest style!

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Kokopelli Table Topper

Created in this Craftsy class

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:

JWH Block
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Table Decor
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? I used odds and ends of batiks I had, as well as a fat quarter from my stash. I was worried about using several shades of brown but the batiks pulled it all together.

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What are you most proud of? I've never done a block with so many pieces! It's not perfect, but came out pretty well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Precise seams in that center section are critical. I loved the not-pressing idea, as it does minimize stretching, but I should have done a bit more pressing in the center section.

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You may not think it perfect, but it sure looks good to me. Great job.

11/18/2013 Flag

Thanks Ladymax... I know I'll look at it later and wish I'd done things differently, but that learning process is what it's all about I think!

11/19/2013 Flag

Over the top wonderful, what a great use of the ethnic fabrics

12/16/2013 Flag

Thank you Kaye! And thanks for a great class, with a lot of inspiration. I've used many of your little tips to great advantage since taking it.

12/20/2013 Flag

such a lovely colour combination

01/05/2014 Flag

Thank you Kay! I often find the best combinations of fabrics happen when I force myself to use what I have. You mention a "large stash" in your profile, so it sounds like you have a lot to work with. Happy quilting!

01/10/2014 Flag

This block is stunning! I love how you added interest to the borders with small bits of bright color and also the curved applique of the ethnic print. You've definitely inspired me!

03/15/2014 Flag

I love it, do you have a pattern made for this?

02/01/2016 Flag

Thank you! This is the Julia Ward Howe block from the "Re-piecing the past class" covering several Civil War era quilt blocks.

02/02/2016 Flag