Saturday, June 16, 2007

Blog Giveaway & Some Fabric Selections

Well the Masterpiece is coming along. All the pieces are drawn out onto freezer paper and the background is purchased and washed, ready to cut and primed for a needle. I found I may not have all the colors of applique thread this quilt will require. Tomorrow I will pick just what fabrics will go into this block. While I was purchasing the white background fabrics, I picked up a few fat quarters that I thought would be perfect. I have a large assortment of civil war era reproductions from my Underground Railroad Sampler (I'll show that when the border is done), but you can never have too many fabrics. This first block has 96 pieces in it, not counting the bias stems. I am starting with one of the easier ones. Not too many layered pieces like other blocks I plan to add. Here are the fat quarters I purchased against the white background fabric. I also bought 2 different purple 1/2 yd. cuts but they are not in the photos. You will see them in the finished block as they will appear in the grapes and plums.


Thank you for all your encouragement as I attempt this large feat. This is probably how it felt for those of you making the Dear Jane quilt. I am going to take it one block at a time and when that gets overwhelming I will take it one stitch at a time.

PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE WOODEN PORCH BEFORE MONDAY FOR A CHANCE AT A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO JOANNE'S. JUST CLICK ON THE LINK: http://www.thewoodenporch.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

Lily said...

"but you can never have too many fabrics"

Too true Bren!

I wish you a speedy needle and strong thread on your applique journey. This is going to be some quilt!

Guðrún said...

To begin is a big step towards the end. Good luck.

Libby said...

Words that couldn't be more true . . . you can never have too many fabrics! Look forward to seeing these in a quilt.

Solstitches said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comments :)
I am looking forward to reading more about you and your quilting here.
Happy to have enabled you with the Civil War Diary Quilt book - it's a beautiful book.
I love the fabrics you have chosen - those are definitely my kind of colours and I love the Civil War era too.
Margaret

Linda said...

Well Bren I thought we may have seen a block by now....lol.. lovely fabric purchases and of course we can never have too much fabric.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Thankyou for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment on the work shirt blues. Good luck with your masterpiece - you'll get there! I love civil war fabrics, they are my favourites!