Thursday, June 14, 2012

Civil War Quilt!


I decided I needed to start my summer quilt since it is summer and I need one.
I wanted to keep it simple, so I used the technique found at Jennifer's Blog.
I was gifted a layer cake and a jelly roll from Barbara Brackman, for her 1862 Battle Hymn Fabric. I used some as the dresses in my Davis girls and the rest is going into this quilt.

Here is some of the blocks, I was playing with them and nothing was coming to me, it just wasn't working in a way I liked.


The colors are reds, blues and browns, with shirtings as the contrasting color.


So, I gave up and then went back later and started playing again. I wanted to get an idea of what I was going to do, so I can decide what other fabrics I might need for a full design. And this is what I came up with, I love how this looks. This gave me another idea from an antique quilt I saw and liked, so I will incorporate some of that quilt into this one, so this is the start and will be the middle section.

Here is the base of my quilt, I will be working around this piece and adding a few surprises;)


9 comments:

Anna said...

I love how the big layout looks!

Fiona said...

It's going to be great... I love the fabrics with the shirtings....
Hugz

Firecracker Kid said...

Wow, what a difference between the two photos. I love those blues. I know it will be goood lookin' :)
Hugs~Carol

paulette said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!
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Deborah O'Hare said...

Love the colour palatte.

Dorothy said...

This is looking good!

moosecraft said...

Stunning! That's a great layout! Love the fabrics too.... so looking forward to seeing this quilt come together!

Quilt Hollow said...

Very graphic...and love that fabric line.

Karen said...

I like the look you have going using the placement of light and dark to create the design.