For the month of April, I have taken up Frédérique's Quilting Patchwork and Applique challenge to blog daily (except Sundays) on a quilt topic related to a letter of the alphabet.
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Ooh, one of my favorite topics! In 2010, I started on a journey to make a series of quilts using Civil War Reproduction fabrics. During the time I started making these, the 150th Anniversary of the war was being commemorated. I got to see a lot of documentaries and read a lot of books and articles about the battles and generals. So while making up the projects, it could be said that I enrolled in an unofficial seminar on Civil War history and politics! Here's where I am today:
The ones that started it all: the Quilt In A Day Pioneer and Underground Railroad Samplers
|They are reversible!|
...with an accompanying wall hanging.
Because I couldn't resist a fabric line: Merrimac Dresdens
|Fabric Line: Merrimac by Marcus Brothers circa 2008|
How do you use up scraps (Part 1)? Make mini quilts!
|Civil War Twister|
|Pink Ginger Lemonade|
|The CW Mini Trio|
|Tucker -- Hand Pieced!|
Technically a mini: a journal cover
How do you use up scraps (Part 2)? Make even more sampler quilts!: The Kaye England Samplers
|Re-piecing the Past|
|Civil War Legacy|
...and an accessory pillow:
Still to be Quilted:
Because I couldn't resist a BOM: Civil War Chronicles
|Still waiting to be quilted, unfortunately.|
|Love those CW Double Pinks, Indigos and Shirting Prints!|
Believe it or not, this journey has not ended yet as I still have a few more projects stashed to make:Reconciliation Quilt" panel for the center medallion. But who knows, the future could entice me with more!