using my Feedsack Collection of fabrics from the 1930's - 40's depression era
6 inch miniature quilt
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12" square Quilt
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inspired by a trip to Wine Country
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Civil War Journals BOM
It's been months since I've blogged and feel just terrible about that! My absence was not because of slacking...no FAR from it. By mid-September I was feeling well enough from surgery to begin sewing again - and I haven't stopped for a moment's rest. lol
I'm working part time again, designing a few quilt patterns and I am teaching 2 Block of the Month programs at my local quilt shop that both begin this month. I finished 4 quilts as samples for one of the Block of the Month programs and LOTS of sample blocks for the other BOM Club. All of this and my little grandson have kept me extremely busy.
I'll share with you (one project at a time) a bit of what I've been up to: The Civil War Journals BOM is the 3rd in the Marcus Fabrics Civil War series. These are the 4 Civil War Journals sample quilts that I made for my LQS Club. I cut & pasted them all together which is why they are not all to scale in the photo below. Quilt #1 measures 44" x 53", #2 measures 44" x 53", #3 (bottom right) measures 51" x 60" and #4 measures 44" x 44".
What I really enjoy about this BOM is that you can choose to make 1 Queen size quilt or 4 smaller quilts from the blocks you create. The program shares stories/events of the Civil War using historic content from children's journals. My sister is making the larger Queen size quilt sample (I'll have pictures of that one to share soon)
I hope all of my friends here in Blog Land had an AWESOME Holiday Season! Looking forward to catching up on all the creative accomplishments shared here. I am always amazed and inspired by the beautiful work, hearts & minds that gather here.
My name is Doreen aka Aunt Reen.
I've been a passionate quilter for 30+ years.
I love all aspects of quilting and find great joy in teaching and in learning from other Quilters. I am especially fond of sewing small scale quilt blocks and also enjoy applique'.