Created by: Darns
Project

Civil War Block Sampler

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.

You Can Make This

Darns made Civil War Block Sampler with:

Re-Piecing the Past

Online Class

Re-Piecing the Past

with Kaye England

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

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.

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate