Every Saturday I look forward to a new blog post from Barabara Brackman on the Grandmother's Choice QAL blog. I love her QAL because she combines American history (my fav subject!) and quilting. Last year she did a Civil War QAL in honor of the anniversary of the start of the war. I loved the history and will definitely buy the book when it comes out, but I did not make it past the 9th block. Life got busy and I stupidly tried to make each 8" block as a 12". I have enough for a quilt but would have loved to do the whole quilt. So this year she is doing a shorter quilt along with a focus on women's suffrage I'm doing great so far but last week's block was a b@#$%.
This is the basket of civil war era repro prints that I am pulling from to make these blocks.
Below are my blocks so far. Click on the name of the block to read the history that goes with it.
Block #1-Grandmother's choice
Block #3-Union Square-Red for Rebellion
|I hated sewing the curves on this block and it is a mess! Those are not artful tucks!|
Block #5 - New Jersey-Suffrage Pioneer
This block was a JOY to piece!
First I selected 4 fabrics.
I pulled out a 3' hst Marti Mitchell template to trim the corners. It makes piecing triangles much more accurate.
And here are all five so far! Not bad!
|Stretching after run. Doing 4th No boundaries!|