Let's Be Civil

Saturday, February 13, 2010 1 Comment »
We all need another project, right?  Well, I'm embarking on a journey today. 

I've signed up for something I've never done before -- a Block of the Month Club at my LQS.  This particular one, Civil War Tribute, appealed to me because it not only involves making a magnificent and challenging quilt, it also incorporates monthly sessions to learn about the various battles commemorated within in each of the blocks. 

Here's the class description:

 As we approach the 150-year commemoration of the American Civil War in 2011, create a reproduction quilt that recalls the drama of this significant era. Featuring Marcus Fabrics' CIVIL WAR TRIBUTE COLLECTION designed by Judie Rothermel, coupled with Homestead Hearth's original design, this project is based on classic quilt blocks and variations. The result is a beautifully detailed quilt measuring a generous 100" x 112", and conveniently divided into twelve monthly installments. A variety of sawtooth and star blocks perfectly showcase 48 of the collection's prints. Each of the quilt blocks represents a major battle fought during the war. Historical notes about key battles in the Civil War with source material and quotations are included.

If you want a better look at the fabrics, you can check them out here.

I'm excited, and also a bit nervous about the scope and complexity of the quilt.  It's not my usual color palette; I like brighter fabrics, with more contrast.  My hubby, however, is a history buff & seems to gravitate towards the repro fabrics -- this will be for him.  I might even finish it for his 93rd birthday??  (grin)

Wish me luck!


KimQuiltz said...

LUCK! It's a gorgeous quilt and sounds like quite and undertaking, yes? But sooo worth it.