Friday, 22 January 2010

Civil War Diary Quilt update January

Battle of Fredericksburg
Bull Run
Dan Littlefield
The Fate
Soldier's Box
Misleading Dispatch
Adding the total number of blocks up to 76. Now I won't have to make any extra blocks for the next six months, and still end up with 100 by September. I'm glad M. has bought some new fabric, because we have to stay motivated for all those blocks to come. G.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Purple dress number... how many???

Little Miss T. demonstrates how she can dance in her new jersey dress. Love the fabric, was a great find by I.. The model is just a simple t-shirt dress with ruffles. Finished in 2 sewinglessons and 2 nights. G.

Friday, 8 January 2010


Another purple clothingitem for little miss T. Because of the square neckline it took me longer than expected. The cuffs weren't very easy either, but they turned out ok. I have to make another for R. too, but I'm starting on a dress for little miss T. first. G.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Civil War Diary Quilt course, reunion

We had a reunion of our Civil War Diary Quilt-class in Haarlem.
M., I. and I are the only ones to make the entire quilt of 121 blocks. The others, though, have much more to show! Some use a dark border:

Others a lighter one (I love this fabric). Here are some very special cornerstones:

I. uses all her brown/beige fabrics for cornerstones:

And here very striking sashings are used:

Most of the group used lighter sashing, these were dyed in a teapot!

And here are two different borders around each block, very special.

Red cornerstones also do the trick.
And then, some are even finished (quilted and all)!!
This one is made by our teacher.

It was so much fun to see all these results, this really is an inspiration to start working on my own blocks again. And thanks to all these different sashings, cornerstones and borders, I now have some idea of what I'd like to do myself. G.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Civil War - Finished for Now

President Lincoln's Proclamation
Taking Charge of the School
Full Pay
No more snow and finished with my Civil War Diary blocks for now. G.