Thursday, March 20, 2008

This Is What I Have Been Working On...

This is what I have been working on the past 2 weeks! Mom and I went to a quilt shop called "WV Quilts" I would add the link but they don't have a website. I bought reproduction fabrics for my Civil War Diary Quilt.



This is a quilt that I have been wanting to do for a long time. It has 121- 6 inch blocks. I know this is a quilt that I will be working on for a long time, but I'm in no hurry. I love this quilt!

Here are some of the fabrics that I bought at WV Quilts. This first photo is all fat quarters. Can you believe this was the first time that I have ever bought fat quarters!


I bought 2 sets of these charm squares. Of course, I just love the pink and brown. With the blocks only being 6 inches, I thought I could use alot of these in it.

On the way back, we stopped at "Sew Many Blessings" they only had a few Civil War Fabrics. I bought 2 fat quarters, but I'm not sure if I will use them in this quilt or not, they just don't seem to go real well with my others.

Like I said there are 121 blocks in this quilt and so far I only have 11 done! At least it is a start...11/121. All of them are paper pieced except for 2 of them.













I think this is a quilt that I will work on quiet often, but I'm sure that I will work on others at that the same time. I have just been skipping around on the blocks and not really doing them in any certain order. Actually, I have been doing most of the easier ones. :)
Kristie








15 comments:

Linda said...

What wonderful fabric Kristie, we all need a first at some point, so don't be worried about this being your first for fq's. I'm sure it won't be your last *s*. Your blocks are lovely.

Carla said...

I have that book and would like to do the blocks. I started a Dear Jane years ago and quit after about 7 of them. I guess that I'm afraid that the same thing will happen. Your blocks are so pretty.

Amelia said...

Looking wonderful!

Jen said...

Your blocks look great!! I'm sort of getting excited to get into it!!

Carol Van Rooy said...

I love the blocks with Abe Lincoln. What a great idea.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I have placed an order for this book and I can't wait to receive it, your blocks are great and the fabric..yummy...

Moneik said...

Your blocks look great Kristie. I knew you'd be busy without your computer.

Guðrún said...

You have to start somewhere and 11 is a very good start. I love your fabrics.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

I just love your blocks and the fat quarters you're going to make with them. It's so good to see you back up and on line again. I missed you.

Deb (vtquilter) said...

Love the fabric choices and your blocks are beautiful! Can't wait to see all your progress on this and then the finished quilt! I would start on the easy ones too!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Such pretty blocks! Love the fabric colors.

Gina said...

What a great looking quilt that's going to be.

The lockdown must have been so scary for you and Hunter. I'm glad that Richard could get back home to be with you.

love and hugs xxx

julieQ said...

I just got the book! Your blocks look great and wonderful fabric picks, Kristie!

Cindy said...

Just love your fabrics and your blocks!!!!! I just asked for civil war fabrics for my birthday and would like to make a quilt with them fo

AJ said...

I'm glad your computer is back!

Those blocks are great, I can't wait to see your finished quilt.