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Thread: Rest and Refreshing BOW Civil War Sampler Quilt

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    My opinion is that there will be a lot of 2 1/2" cuts used for this quilt. Oh my am I sounding committed? I have some lovely blue and yellow scraps I can use and enough coordinating fabric for a plain border.....off I go to the stash.....then back to the baby quilts....
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    My opinion is that there will be a lot of 2 1/2" cuts used for this quilt. Oh my am I sounding committed? I have some lovely blue and yellow scraps I can use and enough coordinating fabric for a plain border.....off I go to the stash.....then back to the baby quilts....
    OK, You are getting closer to jumping into the boat! Yay!

    Givio, those two double pinks are the only pinks I have. I tried to find something to fussy cut, but it would not have been pink...
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    Okay....checking my fabric...seems I have a UFO project started...oh my...now to another plan....
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    Thanks for the Pinterest link, Sewbizgirl. That was helpful.

    Givio: Thanks for the compliment on my fussy cut. I'm so glad that pink was with my other donated pink scraps and that the butterflies were a perfect fit. . I did find another strip of that 10th pattern in your picture. I wonder if there is more hiding in a bin. I get donated fabric scraps from 2 sewing groups and sometimes I get the same fabrics from both of them over the course of time.

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    I wondered what constituted CW fabrics but how can you tell? Does it say on the bolt?
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    Nice block, Connie! Civil War fabrics are reproductions of actual fabrics that were used during the early to mid 1800s. You can use any fabric you like, tho. I like your batiks! The blocks will be pretty in any fabrics.

    I think she said she was building the skill level each week, so this week's was very easy... just squares and HSTs. Wonder what's next?

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    I'm signed up and love it as my Fresh Lilacs is almost done. Am waiting on more of one fabric for the border.

    There is a Facebook group that you have to be approved for, but you can post the blocks etc there. Debbie is most helpful, and her business card has quilt backs, batting sizes, etc., listed on the back. I thought I saw where there are 543 of us.

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    I am looking forward to doing this BOW. I followed one group when I made my Dear Jane here on the QB and I made my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler and Loyal Union Sampler on a Yahoo group. It is so nice to share your blocks and get the encouragement from your fellow members.
    Totally different as here in the UK - Civil War fabric is quite hard to come by and expensive. I have a LOT of Christmas fabrics and I shall be using them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I wondered what constituted CW fabrics but how can you tell? Does it say on the bolt?
    Judy Rothermel (sp?), Jo Morton, Barbara Brachman, and several other designers specialize in CW fabric design. Marcus and Moda both have CW lines of fabric. Some quilt shops don't carry CW fabric at all, and some have a big selection. Hancock's of Paducah has tons of it. There's also a nice selection on Etsy. I don't think you are going to find the name "Civil War" on the bolt, unless it's part of the collection name.

    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
    There is a Facebook group that you have to be approved for, but you can post the blocks etc there. Debbie is most helpful, and her business card has quilt backs, batting sizes, etc., listed on the back. I thought I saw where there are 543 of us.
    Wow, that's a large group! No doubt loads of people are going to want to make this pretty quilt.
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    Beautiful block, frustrated quilter 40! I may try to do the block of the week. Thanks.

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    tessagin, The info on the selvage often gives a clue, if it mentions 'reproduction' or something like that. You can look online to see what description is given for a particular group of prints.
    Battle Axe, nice info, there! Thanks. 543 -- and counting, I guess! :-) Well, FB is popular, but I don't like to use it.

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    OK I am in the loop and signed up.
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    Good girl Anna, especially since you send me this link.
    I am signed up, printed the instructions for this block and the other info. Will be another couple days before I can get mine done tho. Quilt show this weekend and two sofa cushions needing to be done and a baby quilt as well. Lots to do. Will be fun to join along and play with my reproduction fabrics. I seem to hoard them.
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    I can hardly wait for the next block!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I can hardly wait for the next block!
    Me too! I made 4 of these from Hawthorne Ridge fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    Me too! I made 4 of these from Hawthorne Ridge fabric.
    Oooh, can you show us a picture?
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    We are gluttons for pictures... :-)

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    Hi girls,
    Here is a photo of the first block - Woven Star.
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    Hi, I have just signed up and am waiting for an email with a link to the first block, but looking at it, it looks like it's made up of 2.5" squares and half sq triangles... I'm sure we can make it without the pattern!! Hugs Jacquie xxx
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    I went to the website and signed up but couldn't find the first block. Has it been released?
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    jacquie, Yes, you are right. They don't appear to be difficult blocks, if you have sewn blocks before. It seems if I miss a week's download, it won't be that hard to make the block, or something similar to it. I wasn't keen on the instructions for this block anyway! It's a method of cutting larger squares, drawing a line diagonally, sewing a seam's width from the line, cutting apart the two triangles, then squaring up the HST. I don't care for the extra steps, or the wasted trimmed-off fabric.

    DottyD, I'm looking forward to seeing your coming blocks! They will be a 'rest and refreshing' change from the CW fabrics. :-)
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    I used my Sizzix Big Shot Prop to cut the blocks. Some one asked for a picture. I will try and post.
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    DottyD and Givio, what beautiful piecing! Dotty, your Christmas prints are so pretty. I love the snowflaky WOW.

    Givio, love those double pinks!

    I don't make the HSTs by dividing a big square, either. I use the Easy Angle ruler, and if you want 2.5" HSTs you start with 2.5" strips. Then you just cut with the angle ruler, down the strip. They come out so accurate with no waste! I learned this from Bonnie Hunter during her Grand Illusion Mystery. She's moved on to her own brand of ruler, but I've stuck with the Easy Angle, because if it works, why change it?

    Only two more days til we get a new block!
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    pictures

    Hawthorn Ridge by Jan Patek fabrics. I am making extra because at this point, I plan to make a Cal King quilt.
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    Lovely blocks Anna - very nice fabrics

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    Those are beautiful, Anna! I like your color sense.
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    Thank you sewbizgirl.

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