Civil War Block of the Week – Kentucky Crossroads

This week the Barbara Brockman’s Civil War Quilts blog presents us with an easy but striking block – Kentucky Crossroads.  This is week 36 of the year long tribute to the stories and quilt blocks of the Civil War.

Here is my Kentucky Crossroads:

Since the blog this week elaborates on the importance of rivers in winning the Civil War, I decided to use the blue fabric and the swirly paisley to represent the river water.  I really like how it turned out!

As I was fishing through the fabrics I’ve been using on this project, I realized I had a big mess on my hands.  I started the project in January with a nice bundle of fat quarters – Neesha by Sentimental Studios.  I kept them in a basket and would pull fabric each week for the block I was working on.  Well, the nice neat bundle had turned into a basket of scraps, snips, triangles and strips all mixed up together.  So I took some time to sort the mess into related fabrics and put each in a baggie.  All the reds together, all the blacks, the big floral prints, the little floral prints, etc.

Now the piles can still stay in the basket, but I can find my favorite paisley when I’m looking for it!

Check out the Civil War Quilt Flickr site.  There you will find other Civil War quilt groupies displaying lots of amazing work!

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