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Thread: Rest and Refreshing BOW Civil War Sampler Quilt

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    Rest and Refreshing BOW Civil War Sampler Quilt

    Several board members are doing the Rest and Refreshing free BOW Sampler. This is a place where we can discuss each week's block and post our pics to encourage each other as we make this sampler.

    This is the first week and the free block patterns will be released every Monday. They are only free for a week, so be sure to go and get your patterns on Mondays or early in each week.

    This is a great sampler of 10" blocks, to use up your Civil War fabric stash.

    An email list is available to have a reminder each week to download the new block, but you don't have to sign up in order to go to the site and download the block pattern each week.

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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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    Yes it came out on Monday.

    Well, it looks like I was wrong. It seems you do have to register to get the links to the patterns. I thought they were on the site but I couldn't find them either.

    Barb, if you just signed up, I'd give it a day or so for them to send you the link. If you don't have it by Saturday I'd contact them and ask for it to be sent. It won't be free anymore after Sunday night at 11:59pm.
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    I think what is meant is that you are not required to sign up, but you can do so if you desire. When you get the email, then you download the free pattern. I hope to see pictures from others who are doing the blocks! If you have done a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, or other 'quilt along' types of projects, then you will know how encouraging it is to work on a project together. I did lots of Farmer's Wife Sampler blocks on this forum. I'm looking forward to doing this sampler. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Oh this is tempting.....
    C'mon OK and do it with us! You know you want to....

    Beautiful 10" blocks. Fun, fun, fun.
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    I'm not sure I can use the same colors as in the pattern every time, but I have enough fabric for the blocks to be in the Civil War type theme. For the other elements of the quilt top, I'll just see what I have that will blend in.
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    Ooh, nice stash of CW fabrics, Givio!
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    Block #1, "Woven Star":

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    This is the first time I'm trying to do a block of the week (or month) thing! I'm trying to stay shopping in my stash.

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    Oh like this! Let me see if I can get signed up. I also have plenty of Civil War FQs.
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    I signed up late. She says on her web page to contact her (I emailed her) if we signed up late. She has already sent me the first block. Sounds like a great lady to work with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
    I signed up late. She says on her web page to contact her (I emailed her) if we signed up late. She has already sent me the first block. Sounds like a great lady to work with.
    I did the same, signed up late but e-mailed her and got the block the next day.
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    sewbizgirl your block turned out beautiful love the fabrics.
    givio I nice stash of civil war themed fabrics love them!

    I am using my civil war themed scraps first before I cut into my yardage if at all possible.
    Here is my week 1 block



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    Love your block, Christine!

    I found out pretty quickly I am very short on Civil War pinks. Think I have plenty of everything else, esp. neutrals!

    I'm glad the sign up is working well for everyone and that she is sending out the block promptly to everyone who asks. I'm loving the 10" size of these blocks. They will look great in a quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 View Post
    This is the first time I'm trying to do a block of the week (or month) thing! I'm trying to stay shopping in my stash.
    That's a good plan, QM2. I've been collecting CW fabs for a while and have hardly used them at all, so far.

    I find I do better with a BOM or BOW if I am part of a group, like this. It keeps me going and on track when I see other people's blocks and progress.
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    Here's my Block 1 and I'm following the color scheme but still am not sure exactly what constitutes Civil War fabrics. .

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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 just received the block instructions today from Debbie, I can't wait to get started. I have very limited fabrics for this project at this time but I can't think of a better reason than to go out shopping for more, lol. Hope to get started on this block in the next day or so, I do have several fq's that should work great for this block.

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    Hi Jan,
    Did your cheese just blink at me?
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    Givio: I have been sorting through blue donated scraps and I found a 1.5" strip of your 10th fabric from the left in the top row. Mine is on the gray side of blue. I just thought that was funny I spotted that one in your fabric.

    Sewbizgirl: Thanks for the definition. I have looked it up several times but my brain just didn't retain it. Lol!

    Connie
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Hi Jan,
    Did your cheese just blink at me?
    Yep!!! He is more animated than the cheesehead I wear for Packer games.

    Jan

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    RetiredTeacher09, I just looked up Civil War fabrics on Pinterest. There are loads of examples there.

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    SBG, It looks like you have a couple of 'double pink' prints in your block. One of these days, I'd like to collect a variety of those and sew something with them. I'm fond of those! You have plenty of "esp. neutrals"??? Lucky you! 'Especially neutrals' is what I'm generally lacking in. lol How can you keep them in stock, when they get used up so fast?

    frustratedquilter40, nice to meet you again on a thread! :-) Your brown fabric gives your block wonderful movement. Lovely!

    Connie, Your fussy cutting is so cute! I don't think people have to use CW fabrics. Any fabric you like is just fine. I think you have a nice start with that block. I think the fabric you saw in my picture will be fun to use. I'm sure you can incorporate your scraps if you want to. Some of the prints that I gathered are not reproduction CW prints-- just ones that I think will look good. I often find that the little calico Cranston prints from the 70's blend in nicely for projects done in various themes.

    So refreshing to have a 10" block. I haven't done this size in quite awhile!

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