Sunday, May 12, 2013

Civil War Sunday

First of all...Happy Mother's day to all you wonderful mothers out there.    I hope you all are having a fabulous day filled with love!

I can't believe how fast Sunday comes along and once again it's time to share another block from the Civil War Sampler Book by Barbara Brackman.   This one is called "Hovering Hawks".  The description is too long to post and I'd be surprised if anyone even read it.  LOL

Here are the first 5.   Now head on over and see what wonderful colors Karen has put together for hers.

Last week I was at Sew Many Quilts here in Bend and saw the next Block of the Month they are offering.   It's called "Freedom Rings" by Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts.  It's absolutely stunning and I'm trying really hard to keep from signing up for it.    The colors are so "me" and I'm really drawn to them but am focusing on working with what I currently have going.    If you'd like to sign up, give them a call. They would love to have you in the club.   It starts this month.

Also in the shop is a trunk show from Kathy Schmitz.   It's so fun seeing all her quilts in one place.

The embroidery on her quilts is so rich looking.  

At our embroidery group on Tuesday, Linda showed us her finished background for the Buttermilk Basin little monthly mats.   Check out her crazy stitches.   She's the queen of embroidery, that's for sure.  

Barb just finished a baby quilt for her niece.    The little chenille charm squares just make this quilt.  She got them off of ebay a few years ago but I did a search and you can still get them.   Hmmmm, I have a couple of baby quilts to make soon.

Some closeups.

Aren't they wonderful?

Have a great week everyone!   See you with the next installment.

Hugs, Anne


Lesley said...

Ann, your blocks are wonderful. Your piecing is perfection! Thanks for sharing Kathy Schmitz' work.I am just finishing a cottage embroidery BOM designed by Kathy and loving it.And those little quilts with the chenille are adorable!

WoolenSails said...

Your blocks are coming along beautifully and love your fabric choices. I just finished Kathy's Blackbird sings, her designs are so fun to do.


Yvette said...

Your blocks are beautiful! CW fabrics are my favorite.
Thanks for all the eye candy too you big ole enabler you!

Karen said...

Love your block Ms. Anne - and your show and tell is wonderful as always. I love Kathy's projects - so rich looking.
Hugs - Karen

Loris said...

Your civil war blocks are looking rich. This will be a favorite quilt! I loved seeing the quilts by Kathy Schmitz. I have a question maybe you can help me with. I'm finishing her Blackbird Sings embroidery and want to make it into a wall hanging. I'm wondering what quilting to put in the body of the quilt to keep the batting from shifting. It's a bit large for none but I don't want it to fight with the embroidery.

Karen said...

I have a picture saved of the "Let Freedom Ring" quilt. I have the eagle fabric that makes the setting strips. Had that before I saw a picture of the quilt.

Kathie said...

great post, love seeing your blocks and oh what a wonderful shop!
so much inspiration

Cathy said...

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photos of your blocks and those at the quilt shop. Hugs

Lori said...

I love the CW blocks!
I too saw the Freedom Rings BOM and was tempted- it is a beauty!!

Kindred Quilts said...

Love your CW blocks... great fabric and colors! Thanks for sharing the other eye candy... what a sweet baby quilt!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Awesome post! Love all of it!! Looks like a wonderful quilt shop! I must put it on my list!

deb said...

what a fun post.....lots of eye candy!!!!!!!!!!