Created by: SandiePink
Project

Civil War Quilt Completed

What are you most proud of? That I got it done! :-) :-) and Listening to Kaye (most of the time :-) ) Now every time I piece I will hear Kaye's voice along with mine saying 'Stop' as I come to an intersection (I have a habit of sewing TOO fast, and then having to rip out). And I will be using my little scrap as an end/starter piece; and I am not pinning 'quite as much'. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This quilt was a LOT OF FUN to make - and was mostly 'moderately easy' until the last block (watch the windmills! should be finshed size of 2" each). AND THEN we had to figure out the fill-in blocks which was 'hard' (My seam ripper and I became the Best of Buddies) but then SO REWARDING when it was done. Would I do it again?? Most Definitely! (but give me a week first :-) To quilt it, since the front was so busy, this is what I did: I adhered the top to the batting (either Spray baste, or as I had some Fusible Batting on hand, I used that) and then adhered the backing to the other side of the batting. I then sparsely pin-basted the sandwich on the BACK side, just to hold it in place. Next, from the FRONT side I chose some lines that I wanted to follow and then BASTED (first REMOVE any pins, if pin basted, on the back that may be in the way) with the longest stitch-length my machine would go. Next I turned the quilt back over and marked on the BACK-side the lines that I wanted to follow. (I had a 3 1/2" width long ruler, so that is what I used for my spacing, altho I think 3" would have been better). Then remove your basting stitches and begin Quilting. It was SO much Fun and went SO Fast and I am REALLY pleased with it! (In fact, I will definitely keep it in mind for other busy quilts in the future! (And the back looks PERFECT! :-) :-)

You Can Make This

SandiePink made Civil War Quilt Completed with:

Re-Piecing the Past

Online Class

Re-Piecing the Past

with Kaye England

  • I used Fat Quarters that were of the 'Old' Red/White/Blue colors.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I got it done! :-) :-) and Listening to Kaye (most of the time :-) ) Now every time I piece I will hear Kaye's voice along with mine saying 'Stop' as I come to an intersection (I have a habit of sewing TOO fast, and then having to rip out). And I will be using my little scrap as an end/starter piece; and I am not pinning 'quite as much'. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This quilt was a LOT OF FUN to make - and was mostly 'moderately easy' until the last block (watch the windmills! should be finshed size of 2" each). AND THEN we had to figure out the fill-in blocks which was 'hard' (My seam ripper and I became the Best of Buddies) but then SO REWARDING when it was done. Would I do it again?? Most Definitely! (but give me a week first :-) To quilt it, since the front was so busy, this is what I did: I adhered the top to the batting (either Spray baste, or as I had some Fusible Batting on hand, I used that) and then adhered the backing to the other side of the batting. I then sparsely pin-basted the sandwich on the BACK side, just to hold it in place. Next, from the FRONT side I chose some lines that I wanted to follow and then BASTED (first REMOVE any pins, if pin basted, on the back that may be in the way) with the longest stitch-length my machine would go. Next I turned the quilt back over and marked on the BACK-side the lines that I wanted to follow. (I had a 3 1/2" width long ruler, so that is what I used for my spacing, altho I think 3" would have been better). Then remove your basting stitches and begin Quilting. It was SO much Fun and went SO Fast and I am REALLY pleased with it! (In fact, I will definitely keep it in mind for other busy quilts in the future! (And the back looks PERFECT! :-) :-)

Q&A with SandiePink

Darns asked:
Good choice on the quilting - this pattern is so busy that the simple grid you used is just perfect. I may need to "borrow" your grid quilting for my top as I still have no clue how I'm going to quilt it!
SandiePink answered:
Darns This is what I did. I adhered the top to the batting (either Spray baste, or as I had some Fusible Batting on hand, I used that) and then the backing to the other side of the batting. I then pin basted the sandwich on the BACK side. I then chose some lines that I wanted to follow on the front and then BASTED (with the longest length my machine would go) along those lines, on the front side. Then I turned the quilt back over and marked on the BACK-side the lines that I wanted to follow. (I had a 3 width long ruler, so that is what I used). Then remove your basting stitches and begin Quilting. It was SO much Fun and went SO Fast and I am REALLY pleased with it! (In fact, I will definitely keep it in mind for other busy quilts in the future! (And the back looks PERFECT! :-) :-)
theoldcrow asked:
If I could hit the like button 50 times I think I would! I so love this quilt!!!
SandiePink answered:
Yours likes very good tooi! Do you have the backing for it yet?
LynnHyman asked:
Congratulations on finishing, Sandie! Did you quilt it yourself? It looks great. I really like your pieced outer border! I have been thinking about doing that myself, and I like yours so much I just might do that! :)
SandiePink answered:
Yes, I did quilt it myself. (See the 'project information' that I have added since you posted this) :-)
Sewingnana11 asked:
Love the quilt...colors are beautiful...and the way you quilted it. I have just started this class and so it is encouraging to see the finished project.
SandiePink answered:
Thank You! I had a lot of fun doing it! and it has spurred me on to completing some of my UFO's. :-) . . . while I wait for another class :-)
patz in suffolk asked:
This is a quilt that really, really DOES have the "wow factor"! I think it's beautiful!
SandiePink answered:
Thank you So Very Much! It was a lot of fun to make. There are a few things I would have changed IF I knew what the outcome would be before we actually put the blocks together - But it was A GOOD CLASS and I learned to be 'more creative' with my Design Element (in the future) :-) Thank you again!

Skill Level

Intermediate