Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Civil War Blocks Catch Up

I spent some time over the weekend catching up my Civil War blocks.  My momentum stumbled on Block 40 Order Number 11 where I had to applique.  I have learnt to really enjoy applique over the past few years but I ended up fudging and fiddling with the size of the pieces of this block and I wasn't really happy with it so I kept putting it off.  I finally bit the bullet, got on with it and so thankfully broke the stalemate.  So here are the blocks I have recently completed.

Block 40 Order Number 11 (the beastly block that finished up satisfactorily)

Block 42 H Is For Hospital

Block 44 Union  

Block 45 Port and Starboard front of block 

Block 45 back of block with seams pressed open.  I've been doing this quite a bit lately with blocks that contain a larger number of pieces hoping to avoid lumpy seam intersections causing problems when machine quilting.

Block 46 Apple Tree

Block 47 Dixie Tea

Block 49 Yankee Puzzle.... totally messed up here.  
I think it was when I realised I was going to have to unpick this for the fourth time I thought I'd better put it away for the night!  I will sort this out but I'm posting it as is, to say it's done....sort of. 

I'm really not half witted!!  Let me say in my defence (this is a really simple block after all) I only had my computer for a few minutes to get the measurements of the block pieces because my 11 yr old, who has recently discovered the joys of online chatting to his friends, was using it and was making it nearly impossible to take uber quick peeks at the instructions.  He did ask what all the cursing was in aid of and did apologize for hogging the computer later on. 

So, now I have only one block to do to be completely caught up.

I have also made a couple more of the Rosette blocks in the gorgeous Luna Notte range, love that fabric, mmmm.

As the Civil War quilt along is coming to a close in the near future I am considering a couple of projects that have been occupying quilters in blogland (Wild Geese from earlier on this year).
Farmer's Wife Sampler
Wild Geese quilt along bloominworkshop.wordpress.com

Like all quilters I have a collection of patterns and projects I plan to make "one day" and of course I'll continue to be tempted by all the eye-candy on quilter's blogs, in magazines and quilting books.  What joy!!

Happy stitching,


  1. Lovely blocks! Yours colors are inspired.

  2. Your post today was true candy for the eyes! I love all of your blocks from the color choices to your precision piecing. Rosette is absolutely stunning. I may have to make that one too!

  3. What a lovely blocks you made! Love the colors you choose!

  4. I especially like your applique block. The colors and fabric choices are what caught my eye. Good block as well as the rest of them.

  5. Well done catching up. I think your fabric choices are fantastic. Don't worry about the last block. If you are not familiar with what it should be, there is no apparent error!

  6. Your blocks look fabulous and congratulations on being nearly up todate this far into the year. Every time I unpick I tell myself it is good to have a challenge!!! Take care.

  7. That is a lovely range of fabrics, and it makes very pretty blocks......u have a Merry Christmas