April 28, 2011

Civil War Quilts Block 13 - 16

Hope everyone enjoyed the Easter break. We had been away for a week visiting DS's family and lot of hugs and kisses with our DGC. I discovered so many new plants on the Sth. Coast to use in natural dyeing. I will post about that in the next few posts. Today though I would show you the CWB blocks that I completed before Easter.


All four Civil War Quilts blocks are together in this post. I have been making them every week when a new pattern comes out. I'm looking forward to it each Sunday when the new pattern gets posted on CWQ Blog. Because of the time zone differences between Australia and North America some of the blocks are made by the time I get up in the morning. I do like it that way because I can see some finished blocks posted on Flickr before I even thought about what fabric to use in each block. It helps a lot to see what colours are being used in the block. Thanks Dustin for providing us the Flickr page. 


Block 13: Little blue basket. I love this block, I love blue and basket so there is nothing better than combining them in one block. I found a place for my 'F' (red) fabric here as well. The original pattern doesn't have handle, but I like the handle on my basket. 


Block 14: Fox and geese. I get to use yellow in this block to brighten up the overall quilt. I have been thinking about using that brown and blue fabric for the corner stones. I have got a lot of that fabric. I will see how it goes once I cut the sashings. It's fun to plan the quilt as I go!


Block 15: Fort Sumter. A great block to feature the fabric you like in the center piece. Each block does not need a lot of fabric which is good because I only have little bit of some of this fabric. 


Block 16: White House. I like the name of this block. The white pinwheel represents the White House and the stars are the FBI, hehe!  I have been collecting Americana fabric since I went to Houston Quilt Festival 10 years ago. I'm glad I got to use some of this fabric in this quilt. There are stories behind each of these blocks so if you are interested please hop over to CWQ Blog to read all about them. I hope you have been enjoying my Civil War block of the week. I'm having fun making and sharing them with you. 




11 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Just fabulous Nat...love that White House one...they are all stunning...Just think...you will be able to keep doing lots of 'dyeing' once you get here ha ha...Love those blocks!!! Dzintra

deanna7trees said...

i just love that basket block. i've been wanting to make a basket quilt but haven't had the time. your doing a great job with these blocks.

Nedra said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful Easter with family. Your blocks are coming along great!

Storycloth said...

Hi Nat- fantastic blocks - they are each so different yet have a unity about them, I think through very interesting color tones. I look forward to your dyeing posts. Gilly

Paula said...

All very lovely blocks but I love the blue basket, it is absolutely beautiful.

Kim said...

Sweet.........isn't fun when you can keep up?
Now why did you choose to do a civil war quilt? I am always curious why people from other countries are interested in the USA's civil war.

Happy Sewing

Willow said...

Glad you hear you had a wonderful holiday. The quilt squares are so pretty.

Terry said...

So glad to hear you had a nice visit with the family.
You are doing really well at keeping up to date.Like the "white house block"

Bobbie Ashley said...

Great blocks Nat, I am keeping all of the blocks in a folder, for "some day". Really enjoying reading your blog and keeping up with your dying adventures. It looks so interesting, here's hoping that you are keeping good notes.

Hugs,
Bobbie

woman with wings said...

Wow, Nat! -- you are so prolific and the blocks look perfectly and precisely made! If you have 16 blocks done now, how many more to go? I love seeing this quilt in the making and honestly don't know how you do it all?! xo

Karen said...

All wonderful, but I am loving that basket block!

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