Civil War Repro. Sampler

27 04 2016

DSCN7802This is a “thank you” quilt for Jenn, our Protestant Women of the Chapel president. (Shhhh! It’s a surprise!) It began with 4 blocks that I made this past summer in the quilt design class for children:  Garden of Eden, Jacob’s Ladder, Star of Bethlehem, and Cross and Crowns. I added 8 more favorite block designs to bring the quilt up to “sofa quilt” size.

Most of the time, I use a dark fabric for sashing since it contrasts well with the light background of the blocks. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with a medium value fabric for sashing and inner border. In this case, it’s a small print which I also used on the back of the quilt. I like the effect – the medium value contrasts well, in turn, with the dark outer border.

The quilting design is Keryn Emmerson’s “Double Plume,” a favorite for Civil War repro. quilts because of its feathery motif. The gold polyester quilting thread blends well with all the fabrics and is most visible in the outer border. A navy print fabric binds the quilt.

Can you name all 12 block designs? Which is your favorite?





3 responses

27 04 2016
Marie K.

Awesome quilt which will be so appreciated I am sure.

27 04 2016
Lori Kepley

Very nice Aby!!

29 04 2016

I like all the blocks and love the whole quilt!

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