I’ve been slowly but surely working on finishing the Civil War quilt top. This is a project begun in January 2011 when Barbara Brackman started her Civil War Quilts Block of the Week blog commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. What a wonderful blog and I want to thank Barbara for each week giving us an interesting tidbit of Civil War history as well as a block pattern representing that history. Many blocks were quite challenging and I learned so much! I can see my skill progress in looking at the earlier blocks compared to those later in the year.
I’m very proud of this quilt top! So I want it for our king size bed – which meant borders upon borders.
The predominant fabric line in this quilt is Neesha by Sentimental Studios for Moda – which has been discontinued. I had to do a lot of internet searching and shopping to come up with the border fabrics. The teal in the small border is not Neesha but I liked the way it pulled the other teals out of the florals in the other fabrics.
Now I just need to figure out a backing fabric and I’m off to the long arm quilter! I will post pictures when it is quilted and bound, I promise!
Have a great week, y’all!