I've caught up with the Civil War blocks, at least with blocks that I want to piece. I've omitted blocks with applique, curves, Y Seams, templates and very tricky calculations. I can't manage those and honestly I prefer not to!
|#45 Port and Starboard|
|#47 Dixie tea|
|#46 Apple Tree|
|#51 New York|
|#50 Grapes of Wrath|
|#49 Yankee Puzzle|
|#48 West Virginia|
|#52 Christmas Star|
|#41 Red White & Blue (Paper pieced)|
I must confess that not all my blocks are 8-1/2" square, well some are but most aren't :( But since I firmed up my thoughts on settings it's not too much of a do or die situation anymore. I intend to sash every block with either black and light tan. Alternating the blocks on the quilt top. It's all in my mind right now. I've even got the fabrics already and their drying on the clothes horse right this minute. It will be a 6 x 8 blocks setting with 10-1/2" square each block (after sashing) which makes it 60" x 80". Not sure about the borders yet but that decision can come later.
I will be re-doing some of the blocks some were pieced badly, some did not have a good colour combos so there's still some work to do. Here they are all together on my Flickr set.
Some fabric stashing was done too and there were some anxious moments during the Christmas rush. A sewing book I ordered from Abe Books is not here yet, it's been almost a month :( But for those that arrived I am relieved.
|Plaids for Jan Patek's 'Lincoln's Platform' quilt that I have plans for|
|The 2 bottom left fabrics are for sashing the CW blocks|
|For a table topper I have plans for. I know ... I am BIG on plans ...|
When Gail Wilson was having her Christmas sale, I figured there's no time like the present to get the outstanding items I needed to make the Lottie doll ... and other dolls! I asked Gail if she sold courage too. She said that I've got to go and see the Wizard of Oz for that! So here's to courage and maybe a doll in 2012?!