Civil War Block Sampler

Project Description

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!) 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.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabrics
  • Aurifil thread for piecing & Bottomline & Isacord threads for quilting

Q&A with Darns

SEW1971 asked:
This is a lovely quilt based on the designs in the class. Nice work.
Darns answered:
Thank you!
LemonPie asked:
Darns I think this quilt is just gorgeous, stunning! I see you were trying for a more modern color scheme: to me these fabric colors have created a "black & white"/sepia photographic historic feeling that really works with this pattern .... and, as with all your projects, the quilting is just beautiful!!! very inspirational!
Darns answered:
Thanks a lot! I hadn't thought about the sepia look. I was just worried I wouldn't have enough variety in fabrics to pull this off.
anitra e asked:
The your color choices!
Darns answered:
I wanted something really different than what I had done in the past. I think I got it! LOL!
Pam NZ asked:
Oh Darns your colour way has worked brilliantly! I just love it! As for your choice of FMQ... just super duper! The dot to dot patterns really compliment these blocks. Well done you!
Darns answered:
Thanks, Pam! You know I just love trying something new.
JBlixt asked:
What a different feel with the colors you chose - I think it turned out beautifully!! Your quilting looks great as well.
Darns answered:
Thank you! I was totally at a loss as to how to quilt this one until I saw the Dot to Dot class.

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