Monday, November 14, 2011

More Civil War Blocks and a Customer Quilt

I've neglected my Civil War blocks lately so I thought I'd better make a start on catching up.  The star block was a bit of a fiddle, I would never make one like that again!

Block 41

Block 39, Hovering Hawks went together easily.

Block 43 Right Hand of Friendship was another fairly simple construction.  I've been jumping around a bit with these blocks. 

I've also been quilting this for a customer, Sylvia.  She had me quilt a similar quilt a couple of months ago.  I did this all freehand.  Always a pleasure to quilt for her.

Here are photos of the back where you can see the quilting a lot more clearly.

 The fabrics are some of the prettiest native Australian flora prints I've seen.  The backing is flannel and will make this a cosy,  lovely gift.  I believe it's off to the UK.

I hope to get one of my own quilt tops on my quilting machine this week and finish the applique Civil War block.

Summer seems to be approaching fast in my part of the world.  The kids have jumped in our pool a couple of times, still too chilly for me, but it won't be long.  It seems odd thinking of snow falling on the other side of the world.

Better get off the computer and go do something about helping my son with of the advantages of having a chef in the house is dinner is often cooked by him, yay!

Happy stitching,


  1. Don't you just love the way the back of the quilts quite often look better than the front?? Nice quilting.

  2. Love the quilt, would be lovely to have a chef in the house... enjoy

  3. I agree with you about the star block but when you see the result with the fussy cutting it makes it all worthwhile. Beautiful quilting and it really sets off this lovely quilt. Take care.

  4. Your blocks are beautiful, wonderful piecing and fabrics.
    Love the quilting you did on her quilt, really beautiful work.


  5. Hi, I am a new follower. Just found your blog and love all your projects. I hope your son continues to do well. I can relate as my 23 year old son was in a near fatal car accident 2 years ago and is still having surgeries. So hard to see a brave son suffering!

  6. I am way behind, too. There are other projects with deadlines and...well...

    Your quilting is lovely and I am glad to hear you are getting along with your new machine. Enjoy summer. Snow is forecast for tonight and tomorrow.

  7. You are done amazing work. These all quilts are looks very unique. I really like this work.
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