At long last I have finally finished block three, the Seven Sisters of Civil War Quilts block of the week. It took me that long and I had to challenge myself to do one star per night. I'm happy I finished it now. I'm now up to date with all the blocks. Block seven came out last weekend and it was an easy log-cabin block so I finished it on the same day. If you have not visited the Civil War Quilts blog I hope you will do so soon. There is a Flickr page set up for the finished blocks from the members. It's a treat to see all of the blocks made for each week displayed together.
(Block 3 Seven Sisters)
Block 3 has only 7 seven stars, so it wasn't hard to choose where 'F' fabric would go. I have had the background fabric for ages. Even though it was quite a simple block, it has too many points to needle turn. I'm out of practice with appliqué I think. I do love it now it's done!
(Block 7 Log-Cabin)
I wanted to use yellow in some of the blocks, and block 7 gave me a chance to do just that. The original block has only 2 logs; 3 including the center piece. My version has 3 logs, 4 with the center piece. My 'F' fabric is used for the center piece which was the obvious choice.
Apart from these Civil War Quilts block I haven't been working on any traditional quilts lately. I'm in the middle of my Contemporary Woven Boro workshop with Jude Hill. It's another kind of quilting altogether. I don't have to worry about the dreaded 1/4" which I'm not very good as keeping. Also I don't have to use only quilting fabric for this kind of quilting.
In this decade I've promised myself to use up my fabric stash and recycle and reuse as much as possible. It's my way of helping the environment. I'm sure you have your way of helping the environment too. Thanks for visiting. I do appreciate all your kind comments.