Friday, January 14, 2011

Quilting is a Battlefield

I got my Civil War Reproduction Fabrics! I ordered the Moda Fat Quarter Bundle of Civil War Reunion by Barbara Brackman from Green Fairy Quilts. This was my first time ever buying a bundle. I practically stole it. The prices at Green Fairy Quilts are always the lowest, and this was on sale. Guess what I'm going to do with these?!

That's right! The Civil War Quilt Along with Barbara Brackman! *squeals and claps* I was so excited when I came across this blog. I've never worked with a Civil War Repro palette before, but I am drawn to them. This is the perfect way to dive right in.

Have you checked out Barbara's blog? I had so much fun poking around my first time there. She is a quilt historian and shares history of fabric, techniques, patterns, and theory. She has a great sense of humor too. Seriously, I spent about 2 hours just looking through her blog my first time there. If you like to read quilt history this is definelety the place to do it. But that's not where she's hosting the Block of the Week. That's here, another fun blog that Barbara writes. Every week she posts a block tutorial and a short history lesson to go along with it. And she's doing this all year long, so there will be 52 blocks when we finish!

It's just a coincidence that I'm using Barbara's fabric for Barbara's quilt along. I was looking for some fabric to go with quilt, found it, and purchased it. Then later that day I was reading the blog more intently and realized I bought the designer's fabric! Too funny!

What do you think? Should I cut into them right away, or just carry them around with me all weekend and look at them?!


  1. Enjoy them for the weekend, they look so beautiful all bundled up! Your quilt is going to be wonderful - so much to enjoy!!

  2. I think I would just "fondle" them for a few days--spread them out on a table even and see how many combination's you can come up with with each fabric--I love matching up the different prints!!!
    Have fun--

  3. Jen,
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind comment!
    I always love to look at my bundles for a few days ... even weeks and then open them up ... but it is so hard!

  4. Welcome to the quiltalong. I am doing it (in civil war fabric on hand--very jealous of your terrific purchase) along with my daughter. Two blocks finished so far and the third one coming soon. Glad you are joining us.

  5. You should cut right into them and start sewing :)


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