August 30, 2009

The Civil War Bride Quilt # 1/20

One of my purchases from the Quilt and Craft Fair in July was the Civil War Bride Quilt pattern. I did not intend to start for a long time, but since then I discovered that Lizzie has started a blog dedicated to the Civil War Bride quilt. I have been checking the progress of everyone and would very much like to join in. Here is my block 1/20 in progress.

I intend to use only fabric from my stash. I think I might have enough background fabric, but if not I will use different fabric for that. I don't think they were too fussy about what fabric they used during the Civil War in 1860.

To motivate myself and to get started with this quilt, I have got a book out from the library on Women and Civil War by Louise Chipley Slavicek 2009. It was fascinating to read that Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman to wear trousers during the Civil War in 1860. I hope that somewhere in this book there will be something about quilts. I will keep you posted if I come across it.

I just want to show you this beautiful old tin I am using to keep all the applique pieces together. It is in keeping with the period. I hope you enjoy this post with a bit of history. I hope to learn more about the Civil War by the time I finish this quilt.

12 comments:

The Faerie Queen said...

That is going to be a really beautiful quilt. hugz xxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Nat this is going to be so special...I am really intrigued by the Civil War stuff going on especially thos reproduction fabrics...I love them...sigh...I have so many things I want to do!!! Enjoy it all...Dzintra♥x
Nice background too...

Notjustnat said...

How lucky am I, the two Queens on Blogland are both here commenting on my post. I am so thrilled!!! Thanks your highness for dropping by♥♥♥

Lurline said...

So happy you have made a start, Natima - looking good!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I really love Civil War fabrics. I am working on saving a stash to make a Bonnie Blue quilt. You are braver then me, as I don't do the applique ;-)

Terry said...

Good Start No I don't think the Ladies of the Civil War would have bought all the background material at one time. I'm sure they would have used what was at hand (in the stash) as much as possiable.

Are you going to needle turn or blanket stich?

I look forward to seeing it progress.

Terry

ivoryspring said...

Very nice, Natima..... I am eagerly following your progress. Love your new banner, by the way!

HUGS!

Micki said...

This is a beautiful block and the quilt is going to be so special! I will look forward to your blocks.
Micki

crazypatch dreamer said...

That will be a beautiful quilt! I like Civil War fabric too, and plan to make a Civil War quilt, but it will have to be pieced since I don't applique well! The book you are reading sounds interesting, too. It was an overwhelming time in history. Louise

Serena said...

I love the pattern. I too am not an applique girl. I am hoping my mom teaches me one day but right now I have many many quilt tops to quilt and pieced patterns cut. This looks like it will take a lot of time and work and will make a most beautiful quilt!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Natima,
Can you tell me if I can get the pattern of that quilt in the US? I think I would like to start that quilt!!!

And what applique method are you using for this quilt?

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Nat, I love the quilts from the Civil War period...looking forward to watching your progress...hugs lyn

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