Monday, August 22, 2011

Civil War Blocks 29,30,31,32, Doll Quilt in progress and Quilt Labels

I've been a bit lazy with my blog but I finally have some things to post about.

First, these are the Civil War blocks I've completed recently.
29 Railroad Crossing

30 Peterson's Stars and Stripes.  
I'm sure getting these applique stars we need any more?

31 Empty Spools.  
I had a bit of a fiddle with the set-in seams but pre-stitched with a large stitch first to make sure everything was where it should be (easier to unpick if they aren't).

32 Carolina Lily.  
I really am pleased with this one but I wasn't sure if it would look OK with the other fabrics I've used in the previous blocks but when I laid them all out it looks fine.

After I had finished making the Carolina Lily block I still felt like playing with fabric so I cut some small rectangles from a  pile of mixed 5" repro squares I bought a while ago.  Then sewed them into these strips.
Then I had a play around with some background fabrics.

I wasn't satisfied with that so I went to my LQS, The Home Patch and had a bit more of a play.

Maybe green?  I'm still fiddling but I think I like the green.  I bought these 2 green fabrics.

I have finally stitched the binding on this quilt for one of my sons.

I transferred a label (from a book I have), coloured it with Derwent Ink Pencils then painted Textile Medium over the pencil which will be permanent now I've heat set it with a hot, dry iron. All this accomplished I have now sewn it onto the quilt back.  Finished at last!

Here's the label and washing instructions.

This is another pretty label I recently did (from the same book).

This has been sewn onto a quilt I made from a FigTree pattern, Jelly Roses. 

I have a quilt on the longarm that has had me procrastinating for a few weeks, I think I finally have an idea nailed down so I've made a tentative start..... I've had all the ditch work done for a while and am feeling quite pressured to get it done.  Better get at it!!

Happy stitching,



  1. I love the Carolina Lily, so pretty.

  2. Your CW blocks are very pretty. I am a few weeks behind on mine because we have been traveling and I don't have all my reproduction fabrics with me. The quilt for your son is perfect for a guy! And I love your labels. I need to get a label book for tracing pretty ones. I saw one in a quilt shop last week but didn't buy it - I bought plenty of other things though!

  3. So many lovely projects. Thank you for sharing an update.

  4. I'm loving those civil war blocks!! What size are they? Your sons quilt is so striking!! Such a great pattern! You're so good for doing such pretty labels. I'm a bit slack at making them for my quilts.