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Thread: Civil War Block swap - One, Two Three

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Just looking at the Double T block--could you make 8 small FG blocks instead of the HST's?
    First block with HST's. Second block using FG + square within a square as the very center block.
    When I first saw deb's block I thought it was FG. Looks like either would work. Personally, I'm leaning toward HSTs.
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    As long as you make the FG the correct size - that would work as well. Thanks for the sticky Sharon - we are up to 6 already - on the first day of posting! I am hoping this will be a very popular swap.

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    I was just tooling through the threads and this one jumped out at me! I LOVE the muted fabrics and the blocks are clever...some simple and one enough of a challenge to keep you on your toes. It's been a while since I've done some traditional piecing. I may even paper piece the Double T to get accuracy. Some Thimbleberries fabrics also work well with civil war prints. I would love to join you gals in this swap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandwiz1 View Post
    Deb, I am in. Looking at my fabrics now. Where is everybody still on the other site?
    Quilter Momma, Sheri where are you????????????????
    Oh I am here, was just quilting on longarm all weekend so did not even look at any notifications at all. Then my lovely DD organized all my threads, fabrics, and UFOs so was busy with that. She was such a little dear. One customer quilt took me 15 hours to custom quilt. Will post a photo to drool over in the pics. Turned out very pretty, one of those quilts that the quilting made the quilt shine.

    So much for that, I am in for sure. I have printed out the patterns, thanks Annaquilts for posting the links, it helped me so I don't get side tracked.

    So we are to only send in 12 blocks, for of each pattern, in CW fabric only, muted tones of the era. Will do. I think a trip to the fabric store just to buy a certain kind I saw the other day if I can't find enough in my stash of the same colors. I want to be sure and keep with the theme. i know I have enough of the cream, but after seeing your gorgeous fabrics Deb, I may want to rethink my color scheme.
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    The hardest part of this swap is staying focused on my UFOs. I want to finish this whole quilt.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I do believe I want to do this swap (my second). I'm glad you decided not to go with a fall theme. I don't have CW fabrics per se, but I do have some muted ones. I'll go through my meager stash and see what I can come up with. I'll post what I think might work and you can let me know whether I need to go shopping.
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    Hehehehe I was just telling my DD 15 , also a quilter, that I was going to lay of on swaps because I need to make some of these blocks into quilts. I might just make only one set. Is that laying off swaps? I have blocks, unfinnished quilts and UFOs taking over my studio since I got into swapping. Loving it tough, the swaps not the take over. It is a temendous fun and I love the camradery on the board. You swappers are the best!

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    The hardest part of this swap is staying focused on my UFOs. I want to finish this whole quilt.
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    Please give a look and advise. Going through my stash I realize I like medium bright and colorful. Here is my selection:

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    The top blue on stack 1 is a little brighter than it looks, more a "cadet" blue with navy print. The dark in stack 2 is really a dark brown with (either) a darker brown or black print. The "white" on the third stack is actually a tan. I guess the camera's flash whitened it a bit. Does the print in the third stack feel CW? Let me know if I need to find something else or go shopping!
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    I have just started quilting and want to thank you for the education that I am getting from this. I never knew there were names for the quilting blocks. I am just working on a basic CW quilt now with just 4" blocks. I also make dresses and I read somewhere that some of the colors were brighter than what we think they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evie View Post
    Please give a look and advise. Going through my stash I realize I like medium bright and colorful. Here is my selection:

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    The top blue on stack 1 is a little brighter than it looks, more a "cadet" blue with navy print. The dark in stack 2 is really a dark brown with (either) a darker brown or black print. The "white" on the third stack is actually a tan. I guess the camera's flash whitened it a bit. Does the print in the third stack feel CW? Let me know if I need to find something else or go shopping!
    I think your selection looks great. I make dresses and have been to a few stores that make Civil War clothing also for re-enactors. If you want a not so white look of the last one in the third row, just seep it in a little coffee and wash out. It will add that old look to it.
    Learning is a never ending process. Kimberly Moffitt Adams

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