Well you may be wondering what I have been doing to be so busy not to post as much as I usually try to do. My sister has helped me into a new endeavor of sewing a civil war reproduction quilt! I have helped her cut out quilts before and sewn some blocks for her quilts and quilts we have with friends for friends. But I have never made a whole civil war quilt by myself. I am finishing up the lap quilt that was my first quilt that I posted about here. I am putting the binding on today and then it will be able to be used on my bed. I am excited to finish my first quilt I have sewn on my own! The measurements for the star blocks. I have to cut out 42 blocks for the top and then I was 42 solid printed blocks that will alternate between the stars. Here are a few variations of the stars below.
I love the brightly colored prints! We have lots of printed and woven colored scraps from garments we have made for civil war living history events, as well as many
many white scraps from modern to civil war and 1812 living history. We use white for everything! So its great to get rid of the bins and bins of white scraps! We are not so abundant in the reproduction printed fabrics though. So I am trying to use them wisely!
And a suprise!!!! My present from my parents for my birthday arrived today! A pair of 1812 ladies walking shoes! We will not be doing living history at Fort McHenry after all. With graduating and all the other civil war events and other things going on it was too much for our family. But I will still be able to wear them Lord willing we do living history at the Fort next year. I love them anyway! they fit wonderfully and Robert Lands work is beautiful! I also own 2 pairs of 1860s boots for civil war living history from him and they so comfortable and accurate. He always strives for accuracy and quality.
Have a wonderful friday and weekend!