Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wednesday afternoon

8 more blocks to go!

I love making sampler blocks and I love the quilts from the Civil War era.
My next project will be from this book - The Civil War Diary Quilt, by Rosemary Youngs.

I like to piece blocks from my stash and I love the combination of Civil War repros and Japanese fabrics.
I am contemplating making this quilt a lap quilt, not the full size - these blocks are also 6".
From the top of my head I am thinking about using pinks and browns, using the same white fabric I have used for my NI quilt and my DJ quilt.

I will let the book and the fabrics stay here on my desk, as a motivator for getting the NI top finished and mailed off for machine quilting :-)

14 comments:

Merete said...

Blokkene dine blir flotte, gleder meg til å se ditt nye prosjekt The Civil War Diary Quilt.

May Britt said...

ÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅ you've decided to start this quilt. I'm planning to buy this book so................perhaps????????

Sigrun said...

Så flink og strukturert du er Hanne. Ikke starte på noe nytt før du er ferdig, jeg er imponert. Det skal bli spennende både å se din NI ferdig og følge deg igjennom ditt neste prosjekt.

Wenche said...

Hmmmm........savner en blokk her ;-)

Sølvi said...

så lekre stoffer du har funent til ditt neste prosjekt.

Julie said...

You are so tenacious! How many blocks are in this little gem? I am in awe of you. All I accomplished today was a string top. It's just mindless sewing while watching T.V. I can't wait to see your finished top!

deb said...

Oh my goodness. You are a tiger for punishment!! I can't believe you are going to start another enormous project. The one you are doing is doing my head in anyway. You are amazing! You are incredible. I'm speechless!

Gillian said...

What an exciting count down! There are crowds of us cheering from the sidelines!

I love this quilt in two colours. Gorgeous, gorgeous...

Juliann in WA said...

I look forward to seeing your Civil War blocks - those fabrics are lovely.

Mary said...

The pinks and browns look great. I've ordered this book but don't know if I'm going to commit to making the quilt yet. I've been wanting to do a sampler though and this one might be the one that gets me going.

Judith said...

Th block is another beauty and the fabric for the new quilt looks gorgeous too.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

So fun we are starting the same project! But, but, but...I will be a slow racer compared with you, one block a week or so. I'm so excited finally to handle with my repros! Seeya...

Carole said...

Hum.... it would seem that this little book is become popular in blog land. I cannot wait to see your version of the quilt! Delicious fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

I just can't get over how quickly your NI quilt is going together! What a stunning heirloom you will have when it is finished!

I'm so glad you are going to do the Civil War diaries quilt with us!