The cutting method I used for making the Civil War Crossing quilt top (described in the first tutorial) gave me three sets of patches. One I used in the quilt below. Another I have reserved for making a matching quilt for a friend. The third is fair game.
If you are interested in having the leftover patches (shown here),
as well as the foundations to make up the twelve blocks (if you’re interested in trying this method),
just leave a comment below. If there is more than one person interested, I’ll do a drawing next Sunday night.
Yesterday I said I would take a picture of the larger quilt I made using this same pattern and colorway. Here it is. Why is it that as soon as you spread a quilt on the floor, the dog immediately comes up and lays on it? Every dog we’ve ever had responds to a quilt on the floor like it’s a magnet and they’re metal filings. Here’s Cooper being helpful.
Here it is sans dog.
This quilt has haunted me for years. Once I got the top made up I decided I didn’t really like that white sashing. I never had the heart to completely tear it out though. And I originally thought that I should hand quilt this (back when I felt more guilt in that direction) but just couldn’t bring myself to do it when I wasn’t really happy with the quilt as a whole. (That I have to say was a wise decision. Life it too short to spend that much time on a project simply out of guilt!)
Now? Well, I really liked finishing the Ascent quilt just in time for the new year. I’d like to finish more of my bigger projects that are taking up space in the closet and my conscience. I think I’m going to say, “Hey, it’s good enough!” and send it off to be quilted. Am I wrong?
I also finished the latest Barbara Brackman Civil War sampler block. Easy enough, a North Star. (Well, I’ve always called it a Sawtooth Star, but I have to say, North Star sounds nicer).
I’m really happy with this block. One, I really liked how I was able to showcase the very cool fabric in the center square. Two, even better, it measures 8 1/2" square. Exactly. (Ah!)
And, lest you think I’ve lost myself in the nineteenth century and don’t know how to find my way out, I worked on the taupe Round Flower wall quilt today as well. I’m mostly happy with where it is at the moment, though not entirely convinced. Tomorrow I’ll work on the borders and post some pictures. We’ll see.