Monday, June 26, 2006

6" CIVIL WAR BLOCKS


I am hooked. Now I can't stop making these darling little blocks. I made these six more in the past two days. There are enough in the book for a huge quilt. I don't know how far I will get, but a nice sized wall hanging is OK with me. I like to change wall hangings around from time to time because--what else? I have a short attention span! Which is why I keep starting projects. I do finish a few along the way. I missed the whole Dear Jane frenzy. How big were those blocks? Anybody, anybody??? The fun thing about making these little blocks is digging around and finding that you have just the right little prints for each block. Really, does anybody love our stuff as much as we do? I really doubt it.

14 comments:

Esteemarlu said...

I love those little blocks even though I have never made one. Their small size makes me nervous.I belong to an on line group who swaps these blocks. Let me know if you're interested and I'll email you the group site.

Esteemarlu said...

Beautiful toile blocks. The colors really compliment each other.

KCQuilter said...

Dear Jane blocks finish at 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". I adore those little blocks but so far have only looked at them!! I also have the book, The Civil War Diary Quilt, which I bought mostly for the stories. I think those blocks finish at 6"? They seem a little more "doable" to me. Yours are GREAT! I can see why you are hooked on them.

Marcie said...

Yes, these Civil War Blocks are six inch blocks. I couldn't even imagine doing 4-1/2" blocks! I just returned from Office Depot where I had the CW Diary book spiral bound for $2.50! So much easier to work with now. Our teacher, Faun, suggested it. Hi Faun!

Hanne said...

Welcome to the blog ring :-)
I see you are doing the Civil War Diary quilt - lovely blocks.
I have made a full Dear Jane quilt + a couple of small pieces. The blocks are 4,5" and they are addictive as well :-)

quiltpixie said...

looks like you're having fun with these small blocks. there is something very satisfying about being able to see something done in a sitting....

Linda_J said...

Marcie, welcome to the webring--good to have you along for the ride.

Good job on the Civil War Blocks and hopefully 6 inch finished will be easier to manage.

I have the Dear Jane book and software but have never felt terribly compelled to make that whole quilt though I certainly admire anybody that has!

ForestJane said...

Nice!

How many are you going to make?

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Love, love, love those small blocks. Delightful would describe your blog and those blocks :-)

Norma said...

Welcome to Stash Quilts! Glad to have you join us!

Patti said...

Replying to the comment you made on my blog: I looked to see what fabric you were talking about. Yes, that was a favorite of mine also. I bought enough of that plus a blue print and a red print to make myself a Gunne Sax dress years and years ago. Remember those dresses? I never had time to make it - what was I thinking? - so it was turned into lots of teddy bear and doll dresses, aprons, and sunbonnets from my craft show-bazaar phase. I have only a few scraps left.

I do think we have very similar tastes! A sister quilt would be fun.

Why don't you change the settings on your blog so we can reply to comments you leave on our blogs? All you have to do is set it with your email address showing. I didn't do that at first, but experienced bloggers suggested I do that. It's made it much easier to "converse" with them and I've had nothing negative happen because of it.

Carolyn said...

Welcome to our stash quilt ring! You do beautiful work, I love the 6" Civil War blocks. I've started Dear Jane...twice. Didn't get real far either time. :o)

Carolyn

the quilters said...

Your blocks are beautiful. I have started the CWDQ a few maonths ago and it's fun to make it !laurence

Tazzie said...

They are darling little blocks, I love them! I'm kicking myself that I didn't buy that book when I was in the states, I haven't been able to find it here :-(
*hugs*
Tazzie