Civil War Fabrics Challenge

posted by SkeeterQuilts
Sat, Nov 24 2012

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My first Civil War fabrics quilt, which I made to enter into a fabric manufacturer's recent challenge. I designed, machine pieced and machine quilted in a straighforward utilitarian style I believe would have been used for many quilts during the Civil War. As I worked, this quilt became a tribute to my Great Grandfather who served in the infantry with the 15th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteers. My fabric choices and placements for the 9 Patch and ShooFly blocks brought out a secondary pattern of stars. I included a few sampler blocks on the back of the quilt. In keeping with the age old adage, "Waste not, want not."

Although my quilt was not selected as a finalist in the challenge, I am proud of my work. Imagining my Great Grandmother and her children working on a quilt to keep my Great Grandfather warm as he fought in the Civil war, made my time on this project even more enjoyable than usual. The finished quilt is 49 in X 49 in. It will grace my home for many years to come ...


Diana wrote re: Civil War Fabrics Challenge
on Sun, Nov 25 2012 7:13 AM

Beautiful quilt and a great story.  I had 2 great-great grandfathers who fought in the Civil War.  It's a really nice gesture to remember him in your quilt.  I make quilts for Quilts of Valor to give to current service people who have served and been wounded.  I have made and awarded 2 quilts so far and hope to make many, many more.  Keep up the great work.

Quilty18 wrote re: Civil War Fabrics Challenge
on Sun, Nov 25 2012 9:55 AM

So so nice, great look...Wonderful quilt....

Spudgrandma wrote re: Civil War Fabrics Challenge
on Mon, Nov 26 2012 1:08 AM

Very nice Skeeter and a lovely tribute to your Great Grandfather.

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