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Old 06-18-2020, 03:51 PM
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There is a company online called "Piecing the Past", which specializes in reproduction fabrics.

I think I have enough Civil War fabrics left over, which are really similar.
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Old 06-19-2020, 05:14 PM
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Iím Very interested, not sure I will be keeping up. I ordered the book, but it will be shipped between 7-14 July. I really like this quilt design. Iím just curious how difficult it will be to make the blocks. Iím unsure what type of fabric to use. I want to do it in batiks from my stash. I really Need to look at the pattern first. If nothing else I will be lurking for a while.
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Old 06-19-2020, 05:34 PM
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happylab--I think batiks would be very pretty for these blocks. There are a couple different options for making the blocks. I personally am going to paper piece mine. Have you done any paper piecing before? Otherwise there are templates and rotary cutting instructions too. Hopefully your book will arrive sooner than later! Mine came in just a couple days, I was very surprised since shipping for everything has been delayed the last couple months!!

For others who have ordered books...will they be arriving by the 6th? If not we could put off starting until the following week??

I ordered a Kansas Troubles FQ bundle that will be here next week. I am going to start printing papers this weekend and get them cut out. I like measure the patterns and pre-cut/bag fabrics for several blocks at a time so then when I have time I can just sew.
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Old 06-20-2020, 01:52 PM
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My book came very fast, but the fabric I ordered won't arrive until the middle of July or so. Don't wait for me though. I am so intimidated after looking at the patterns. I guess I should have looked into this more before I ordered. I enjoy the stories though. I don't do paper peicing. I will probably try some of the rotary cut blocks when I get the fabric.
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:11 PM
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suern3--Did you see the layout for the lap quilt (pg 266)? Maybe you can choose the blocks you feel like you can handle and just make those first? It takes just 20-8" blocks so those would be bigger pieces to work with too. You could save the middle block until last.

I am not making all of the blocks. I have altered the queen size and will be making 36-8" and 36-6" blocks.

Does anyone else have their book yet? Have you picked your fabrics?
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Old 06-20-2020, 05:33 PM
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I thought in the pictures online that it looked like it was done in solids. Does it look like prints when you see the pictures in the book? I have a sewing commitment between now and July 15. When that gets mailed out, then maybe I could think about sewing this quilt. A dear friend sent me some CW scraps, and I have some scraps in my stash too, so I have fabric for it. It looks like scrappy will do fine for it. I really like the look of it. And it's so fun to work on it together with you girls! My FW30's sampler is a UFO though.
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Old 06-20-2020, 05:48 PM
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givio--Yes the fabrics are all prints. It would be great to have you join us. I am planning to work on my FW 30s quilt at the same time! I've decided to make a medallion block for the center of that one too. I can't remember how many blocks I got done, but have fabrics cut for several more. My goal is 2 FW 30s blocks a week and 2 FW Medallion blocks...we'll see how that goes. Not homeschooling any more and don't have any other sewing commitments beside the RR so it could happen.
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Old 06-20-2020, 07:28 PM
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Givio - Here is a photo from the book. I hope it comes out. I can send you a copy in email if you give me your email address.
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Old 06-21-2020, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by carriem View Post
suern3--Did you see the layout for the lap quilt (pg 266)? Maybe you can choose the blocks you feel like you can handle and just make those first? It takes just 20-8" blocks so those would be bigger pieces to work with too. You could save the middle block until last.

I am not making all of the blocks. I have altered the queen size and will be making 36-8" and 36-6" blocks.

Does anyone else have their book yet? Have you picked your fabrics?
Carriem, that sounds like a good way to approach it, for me. Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2020, 03:37 PM
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Thanks Jeanie. I saw the picture online. Silly me, I forgot that I can magnify pictures on a computer, and when I did that, then I saw some were plaids and prints. My lap top screen is pretty small, and that's why I thought they were solid fabrics.

If you start with the center (for inspiration), wouldn't it be nice to do the blocks out of order, rather than starting with #1, #2 and so on? If you did the center, then the blocks that go around it, then you could periodically sew a row onto the center as you go instead of collecting a pile of blocks to set all at the end.

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