Monday, February 14, 2011

More Civil War Blocks

I was reading a blog the other day ( sadly I can't remember whose) and this quilter was lamenting the fact that she'd been in a "I don't want to do anything " mood and had been for a couple of weeks....well me too!!  I don't know why and I don't know how it started, maybe it was the extreme heat we had.  My applique has been sitting looking at me, just begging to be picked up.  I have had blocks cut out and sitting in piles at my machine,  I even had a parcel arrive full of beautiful new fabric, usually a sure way to get me stitching or at least dreaming of the wonderful quilts I could be making!  None of it seemed to move me.  Then last night at around 11pm, don't ask me why, I suddenly got the spark back and made these two blocks for the Civil War quilt-along.  Yay!!!!!   I can't tell you how much better I feel.  I wasn't even interested in looking at quilting books and magazines, now that's serious!  So, here are the blocks that broke the drought.

This one is the Richmond block.  This was a bit tricky and is far from perfect, there was some fudging going on around midnight!  Once I finished this one I thought a Log Cabin would be a cinch.

I was so delighted with my night of sewing I even took a picture of my new blocks with the other Civil War blocks I've made so far.

The weather has cooled down to a more comfortable temperature and my ten year old son has gone back to school after two and a half years of home schooling, so I have no excuses to not be sewing and quilting.  

Hope everyone has had a great weekend.

Happy stitching,


  1. I'm glad that you are back to sewing. I went through a slump in January. Your blocks are beautiful and I especially like the Richmond block!

  2. I think we all go through some sort of quilting 'slump' now and again. Great blocks and I especially like the tones of the blue you are using. These beautiful blocks would get anyone going on this project!

  3. Here it is the cold and the snow and the gray skies, the winter blahs.
    I am so ready to get outside and enjoy some sun.


  4. I'm loving these blocks too!

    So glad you are over the 'drought'

  5. I enjoyed seeing your Civil War blocks. I have intentions of starting on the project but have not had time.

  6. Rowena, sometimes we just need to regroup, I think.
    Your blocks are just great, and I love your fabrics!
    I have been printing out the blocks, too, but haven't started as yet.

  7. Good colors and designs in your chosen fabrics. I have not made any of the blocks due to too many other projects in the frying pan. I enjoy seeing all that others have made.

  8. Good job! Love your fabrics; it is going to be a beautiful quilt. Karmen

  9. I love all your civil war blocks. I still haven't begun mine yet. I'm still trying to figure out how I want to do it. I have the fabric purchased, and I think I'm going to do a 9-patch, but haven't gotten started yet. I don't know what I'm afraid of? I want it to be perfect as it will be a gift for my son. I just can't seem to get started on it. I'm going to visit your blog often as my inspiration to begin.