January 30, 2011

Civil War Quilt....in the making!

I spent most of yesterday working on the Civil War blocks that are being posted each week by Barbara Brackman in commemoration of the 2011 sesquicentennial. I had made a couple of the blocks previously, but was having some issues with my quarter-inch seam (don't we all at some point). I have those issues resolved and have re-made the first couple of blocks and got the other weeks caught up. Since she is posting a block each week, I certainly don't want to get behind. I think it is going to make a beautiful quilt.

Here is Block #1 -- "Catch Me If You Can"

Block #2 -- "North Star"
Block #3 -- "Seven Sisters"

Block #4 -- "Tears for Texas"

Block #5 -- "Kansas Troubles"

I will leave you with a a glimpse of my quilting studio "Mama and Me" and a picture of the new shelves my hubby built for me to store my fabric. Previously I had all of my yardage in a cabinet with doors. It was difficult to to find what I wanted, so I'd just go buy more fabric! Now I can glance up and see what yardage is available. I have separate drawer units that I use to store all of my fat quarters and store them organized by color. One of these days, I'll get pics posted of my entire studio. It is quite awesome (even if I do say so myself -- LOL).


Billie said...

I am so jealous....it is awesome!Way to go girl.

Space City Muse said...

Wow! I'm about to attempt my first quilt..it will be on a sewing machine - hope that won't be held against me. It's a patients thing combined with a gee-I-have-no-time thing.

Teresa said...

You are doing great on your civil war blocks. What a great sewing room "studio" you have and how I wish I could come and play there.

Linda said...

I admire your piecing. It's perfection.