Quilting, dressmaking and whatever life throws my way.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
There have been lots of fabrics and patterns this year in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War. I joined a block of the month for the Civil War Tribute Quilt. I'm up to month 5 of this BOM, actually, I've now done months 1, 2 and 5. 3 and 4 are languishing. I thought I'd share some of the process with you.
This is what I had after cutting out all the pieces, see all those triangles! I had to make 4 identical blocks. It always looks daunting at this point.
After the first round of stitching and pressing I had this.
Then this, it starts to look a lot less daunting at this point.
Nearly there, you can see the shape of the block now, this is where I often stitch a row on upside-down!