Friday, January 11, 2013

Civil War Bride...Oklahoma style

It's Friday! Last night I finished "prep" of the applique pieces for the Civil War Bride quilt Block One. Now I have a hand project. We will see how long it will take to go from this:
to something that looks like this:
This is the picture of the finished block from the pattern book. I'm still going to have to prepare the background for my block and get the pieces glued on. Thank goodness for fusible, water soluable products for basting!  When I get the pieces glued down, I'll have a hand sewing project to work on in the evenings or in the car when traveling. Is anyone out there doing this quilt? I would love to get a group together. Several of my blogger friends have said they plan to start one but I don't know anyone who actually has started. I'm looking for people who are actually working on one of these quilts. The finished quilt is just breathtaking and if you didn't see it earlier on my blog, here it is:
Block one is in the upper left corner. I'm trying to use my older fabric and am not making this in the bright colors I've been using for the last couple of years. I still love the older fabrics...awww...who am I kidding. I love all the fabrics. So let me know if you are working on this and maybe we can get a flickr group going or something. Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and hope you get a chance to sew. Cheery wave! Bev

10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Your block looks fabulous.. I would love to start this quilt but am in the process of doing 2 applique quilts right now... don't think I can handle a third. But will enjoy watching your progess.

Lindi said...

Oh my, by the looks of what you have gotten done so far it shouldn't be taking you long at all to finish...

Podunkpretties said...

Oh my that's a lot of pieces, you're off to a good start!

Usharanee Murugesu said...

Gorgeous blocks....great colour combinations...Good luck in completing it...I will enjoy following the progress...

Happy weekend

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Judith said...

Did you turn under the applique pieces or doing a raw edge applique? If raw edge, how are you hand appliqueing them? Looks beautiful!

Judith said...

Are you turning under the applique pieces or using a raw edge? If raw edge, how are you hand appliqueing them? Looks beautiful!!

Jill OLeary said...

I love applique and I hope you find the handwork to be relaxing. Its my therapy! I can't wait to see this quilt progress.

Tina said...

Oh wow! I love your block and I can't wait to see more. Your fabric choices are perfect!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Block one is looking beautiful. It's not in my immediate future.

Anonymous said...

There's a whole group of bloggers making this quilt. They have a group blog about it here