Friday, May 6, 2011

Civil War 17 & 18

Two more blocks done.  I'm having more fun with these as we go along.  Trying to make my fabric choices reflect something meaningful for that week plus work together to make the block look reasonable.

17 - Comfort Quilt
It was suggested that scraps of indigo blue prints for this block would add to the look of a woven coverlet.  Since I'd been planning on starting to cut out the dino quilt that week, it was a perfect opportunity to use some blue, but in the end I decided not to.  That week I'd also made a bunny for The Boo for easter, since she is too young for chocolate, and I really wanted to include that fabric in my quilt so I could remember it.  Also the block is called Comfort Quilt and pink is a far more comforting colour to me than blue.  So the fabrics for this week are from the bunny and green from the puppy quilt.

And since I didn't get around to blogging about the easter bunny I made, here it is:

18 - Union Square
I love the way this block has come out, so fresh looking!  The flowers and green in the nine patch are from the puppy quilt, and the white and clouds are from another baby quilt I'm working on.  It took me a while to choose the colours for this one and in the end I cut the flowers on the bias so they were the right way up.  I really wanted to include them in the block but didn't want them going sideways.  I just wish I'd paid a little more attention to my cutting and sewing so that the flowers were better placed within each square.

Another two blocks down, another two weeks into the year.  This project sounded so big when I first took it on and now I can't believe we're over 1/3 done!


  1. The blocks and the bunny turned out really nice. And your baby is absolutely adorable!!!!

  2. I love that you're doing this with fabric that is meaningful to you - the quilt will be that much more special when it's finished. Boo is absolutely gorgeous, I love the bunny you made her! Looks like she likes it too. *G* I really love the block with the flowers and clouds, it reminds me of a formal garden on a summer day - lovely!

  3. Hello Karen, beautiful baby.......gorgeous bunny you made for Boo....bright fresh Civil War Blocks.....I am enjoying making them too.....Regards, Lyn

  4. LOVE that union square! Great work!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success



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