Showing posts with label Craftsy Repiecing the Past Civil War Quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Craftsy Repiecing the Past Civil War Quilt. Show all posts

Friday, June 7, 2013

Craftsy Re-Piecing the Past - Shiloh

One down, the Craftsy Re-piecing the past, Civil War blocks.  I anticipated this being one of the most difficult and labor intensive, I hope I was right.  

It's getting there.  One more actual block and then the fillers and borders.

A Little Progress and Plans

I pretty much wasted 2 days watching quilting videos (they're like potato chips) and playing on the computer, but this morning I got some cutting done.  I'm ready now to start sewing on the Craftsy Re-piecing the Past, the Craftsy 2012 BOM, the OKCMQG BOM, the Sugar Block Club BOM and the Craftsy 2013 BOM.   It would be really nice if I were to have them finished by Monday and then I could concentrate on the Deck-ade the Halls step 2 and maybe have the rest of the month to concentrate on the Quilty Barn Along and making a topper for my husband's dresser. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Craftsy Re-Piecing the Past - Civil War Blocks

Yea!   Last May block done.  I'm caught up finally.  My son and one of his daughter's may stay with us some next month or July, so it could be short lived, but for now, Yea!   I'm feeling rather like I'm already a bit overwhelmed, but I am just itching to start the Deck-ade the Halls and the Quilty Barn Along, what's the matter with me, am I a glutton for punishment.  

Meanwhile, a mock-up of Lessons 1 thru 7 of the Craftsy Re-Piecing the Past - Civil War Blocks. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Craftsy Re-Piecing the Past-Lesson 6

Since I don't know when our friends are visiting, I decided to get a head start on April.   I can do this series and the Craftsy BOM 2012 series ahead of time, so this was my choice.  Not my finest hour, I cut off some points and I just can't seem to get the hang of not ironing as I go, which is what the instructor recommends.  Maybe, you can't teach an old dog new tricks, lol. 

Southern Pride Block

Union Pride Block

Rally Round the Flag Block

It was fun adding them to my mock-up.  Next lesson is the house on the bottom right, which I'm looking forward to.  Only 3 more blocks and then it's on to the sashings.  I don't know if I'll go strickly with how Kaye England, the instructor did it, or branch out a bit.   I also got the back and binding done for my Throwing Up Scraps (Scrap Vomit), so I'm hoping to get it basted and quilted soon.  It's even more of a monster than my Easy Street, about 108 by 108.  I guess I'd better get ready for a backache. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Craftsy Repiecing the Past - Lesson 5

Yankee Puzzle Block

Temperance Block

Barbara Fritchie Star

Saturday, February 16, 2013

BOM's and DH

I didn't sew at all for almost a month, as DH went in the hospital for an ablation and ended up with open heart surgery.  After two weeks he was sent home and went back in after about three days, long story, but he spent a few more days in ICU and then a few in the regular room and this time released to rehab for an approximate one to four week stay.  I stayed with him almost 24 hours a day when he was in the hospital, but now that he is in rehab I stay with him about 12 hours a day, over night actually.  In the hospital he had a private room and there was a recliner and a love seat, in the rehab, only a straight chair and a roommate.  I stay over night, but can't sleep well there, so go home to rest.  Since I can't always rest, I have sewn.  I tried to catch up on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge first and here were my first blocks. 

Next, I did the 16 patches.

Then on to what will be either a Rainbow Scrap Bargello or a Rainbow Scrappy Trip Around the World from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville. 

The leftover 2 1/2 inch strips will become a Rainbow Strippie Jelly Roll Race style quilt at the end.

Here's a wrap up of February's purple RSC.   Top left, possible bargello, top right, 16 patches, bottom left possible trip around the world, middle right strippie, and bottom right snowballs and nine patches.  If you want to enjoy lots of purples and maybe some pinks, go to Angela's blog, Soscrappy here.

Here is the lesson four block from the Craftsy Re-piecing the past, Civil War Blocks Then and Now class.  I didn't read the directions very well and had to do this one twice.   My blocks aren't as crooked as they seem, my design flannel is over a louvered door, and it is wavy.   My colors for this one are blue, gold, green and red.   I'm a bit color challenged, so each quilt is a big ? mark.

Another Craftsy class, this is the February lesson from the Craftsy BOM 2013.   Brown, cheddar, green and purple for this one.   I can only hope.

These two are the February blocks from the Craftsy BOM 2012.  I've made them before, but this time I'm adding them to the Sugar Block Club blocks for a queen sized quilt.  Again, they are square, but don't look it due to the wavy flannel.  Pink, gray, red and blue for this one.  I still have the Sugar Block Club and my OKC Modern Quilter's Guild block to do and then I'll be caught up on my BOM's.   Hope next month is better, but when DH comes home I guess I could be busier as it's hard to know how independent he will be.   Good news for my little town in Central Florida.  We had a Hobby Lobby open this week so now I'll have my local quilt shop, Walmart and Hobby Lobby within 15 minutes.  I know how fortunate that I am. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Craftsy Repiecing the Past - Civil War Blocks

Sorry about the bad lighting and the crooked photography.  The colors are dark, my light is too dark, but the first segment of the Craftsy Repiecing the Past - Civil War quilt is now done.  I think that my other blocks will lighten it up, red, green and cream will be added.    I'm trying to have different color schemes for the different BOM's that I'm working on so that it doesn't get too   boring.   I'm not a purist, I will be mostly using the fabrics that I have, for I use the term Civil War Quilt loosly.   The instructor is Kaye England, and it sure was hard to go by her instructions of not pressing, except for finger pressing until the block is complete.  I had to make myself not press. 
Tomorrow, my husband goes for his ablation for his heart and he will probably be in the hospital a day to two, so no more sewing for a few days.