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I want to do a Civil War block quilt....

Old 09-20-2012, 07:59 AM
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My son is a Civil War/WWII history buff. He is now a deputy sheriff. I am making everyone quilts for christmas this year and want to do his with a Civil War/WWII "theme" of colors and blocks. I see some sites with "civil war" quilts, but none really strike me. I want it to not be really busy as most of them are.

ANyone have any sites or suggestions etc as to good blocks for this theme? I see that in what I do see...they are usually a sampler style of quilt...but I think that is to girlish for him and to busy...kind of to much...so I want maybe just 4 different blocks...one in the middle, 2 in the outer and 1 for the border. And I see dark/greyish blues, reds and off white for the "dirty white" or "antique white" effect and also dark greens and browns..paisley is common and I just picked up paisley theme flannel for the back, that has the marrons and blues and off whites in it.. I can do the Northern Star perfectly but want more than just stars.

Thanks for any suggestions or links!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:11 AM
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I know Kaye England has a Civil War sampler quilt on Craftsy. You might not want to do all of the blocks, but the class comes with the instructions for all of the blocks and she shows you how to easily construct them all. I have put mine together and it was easy. I really enjoyed the class, and if you can find it when they are having their $20 sale it's completely worth it. I purchased mine when it was $40 and will do it again.

You could choose the blocks you wanted to do and make your own quilt if you wanted, although see has each block and the history behind it, which your son might find interesting.

The quilt she has might be too busy for your son, but you could make any type of quilt out of any of the numerous blocks she shows you.

http://www.craftsy.com/class/re-piec...hen-and-now/91
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:15 AM
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This site has lots of block patterns with instructions and stories connected to them, just scroll the archive. I like the subtle colors.
http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.fi/20...1_archive.html

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Old 09-20-2012, 09:25 AM
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Try www.redcrinolinequilts.com, formerly Bonnie Blue. they specialize in this and have a lot of wonderful patterns
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I made one for my husband.It's a free pattern called Dixie. It's not the usual busy sampler look. Can't remember where i found it but i bet you can google it. The same sight also had a couple other free CW patterns. I just did it a few months ago. Dixie has the dates of the CW appliqued on it it...instead i put the name of my husband's great grandfather's regiment. It uses a panel in the center. I used Confederate Generals, but you could substitute any of the available panels out there. My husband loves it and believe me, he wouldn't know a quilt if it fell on his head. Happy quilting...i love CW quilts.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:52 AM
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Found it...Windham fabrics.....
http://www.windhamfabrics.com/cgi-bi...p/projects.cgi
Lots of other cool CW quilts at Windham
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:05 AM
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Hey, Michael, it's nice to have you back! I'd noticed you were missing in action for a while.

Originally Posted by miholmes View Post
I know Kaye England has a Civil War sampler quilt on Craftsy. You might not want to do all of the blocks, but the class comes with the instructions for all of the blocks and she shows you how to easily construct them all. I have put mine together and it was easy. I really enjoyed the class, and if you can find it when they are having their $20 sale it's completely worth it. I purchased mine when it was $40 and will do it again.

You could choose the blocks you wanted to do and make your own quilt if you wanted, although see has each block and the history behind it, which your son might find interesting.

The quilt she has might be too busy for your son, but you could make any type of quilt out of any of the numerous blocks she shows you.

http://www.craftsy.com/class/re-piec...hen-and-now/91
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:44 AM
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I love reproduction C W fabrics and blocks. They should be easy to find.
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This quilt has a masculine feel to it. Block size is 10", quilt size is 48 x 72, but you could enlarge it by adding a couple blocks to each row and making a couple more rows.
http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/c.../cot_quilt.htm
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Barbara Brackman is having a CW block of the week. Here's the link --->

http://grandmotherschoice.blogspot.com/

P. S: I LOVE CW fabrics & quilts, too!
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