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Project

Civil War Fabric BOM

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Tryng to use very muted colors because during the Civil War it seemed they of course used what they had. I am hoping using a dark background will work out ok it is a real challenge to get the contrast. We shall see how it comes out. I am going to be making 3 quilts using the block of the month for this coming Christmas as gifts. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I think picking your colors so the blocks pop. This is not my usual quilts I am used to doing very bright and bold.

What you will need

  • Marcus Brothers Civil War Fabric Fat Quarters

Q&A with gmatloff

ndlz1 asked:
This is a great challenge you have set for yourself. I'm sure the selections will be wonderful! Can't wait to see what you've selected in future months.
gmatloff answered:
Yeah me too I just hope I didn't pick too dark of a background. Thanks for looking.
Abbyvb asked:
I really like the outline on your criss-cross fabric. How did you achieve that effect? I usually stay away from the Civil War fabrics, but you are doing a nice job with the contrast so far. Beautiful block!
gmatloff answered:
Well you know I achieved that effect because pressing to the dark just made it come out that way. Thanks so much for the complement I appreciate it.
JoanieinNC asked:
The outlining on the asterisk is fabulous!
gmatloff answered:
Thank you so much I just pressed to the dark and it came out that way.
Ladybev asked:
I just looked at your Balkan Puzzle block first & then saw this one. I think the brown is perfect for your husbands quilt. Masculine w/ history! Nice work
gmatloff answered:
Thank you yeah he seems to really like the colors.