1/02/2011

Barbara Brackman's Civil War Block #1

Must participate in this. It will be fun to try to stay on task with fabric selection.

I am making the blocks 6" and will be popping photos of the finished blocks into the EQ diagram as I go. The signature star block might look nice in the four corners:

Thank you for doing this, Barbara, I had not yet gotten involved with any of the Civil War quilt projects that are available and I did want to make a quilt to commemorate it.

17 comments:

Kathryn said...

I'm planning on doing this also. I look forward to following your progress. Kathie L in Allentown

Micki said...

Where did you get the pattern for the quilt?
Micki

Sue said...

Oh I love this! Love the diagram. I really need to get my EQ out and learn that thing!

Vivian said...

I'm in on this one too. One block a week will be a workable pace, and who better to follow than a true quilt historian?
Is the EQ chart available online or is it only for those with their own EQ program?

Lori said...

I look forward to watching your progress. Your first block is great!

mereth said...

Good for you taking out those unnecessary seams. I don't like sewing the same fabric together,it's such a waste of time. I do like this block, so I might do it your way now.

Julie Ann said...

Yes, please tell us how we can participate!

Karen said...

I am all about this one as well! I can't tell you how excited I was when I read Barbara's blog and skipped over to her dedicated one.
Love your first block...will be cutting mine tonight and if all goes well (fingers crossed) I'll even fire up the sewing machine!

Sharon said...

Your block turned out great...I drafted out the 6" one and am trying to decide which size to make. I'm so glad Barbara is sharing the blocks on her blog!

MARCIE said...

Barbara Brackman is amazing! I love that she is doing this, it is very generous. Your block looks so cute. I want to dive in also! On this and so many things! We are all nuts!

MARCIE said...

karen! Did you see that your block is posted on Barbara's blog?

Tazzie said...

Hey there Karen hon, I'm so excited that you're jumping on board too. Did you see that both our blocks are on her blog? How fun!!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love your block!

Libby said...

What fun - I always love your fabric selections . . . . you have a yummy, yummy stash *s*

Barb said...

Looks like a fun project, I'm trying not to be tempted this time, but look forward to seeing your progress.
Happy New Year

Robin said...

What a cool project! I didn't even realize that Barbara Brackman was doing this. I look forward to seeing yours as it comes together. :)

Barb said...

These civil war blocks are so wonderful.