New Orleans House Project

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Interlude: Civil War Inspired Doll Quilt

I bought Kathleen Tracy's The Civil War Sewing Circle several months ago. There were so many projects in the book I wanted to try, but other projects always seemed to take priority.

Then, several weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a surprise birthday block gifting that required a 6 inch block in reproduction fabrics. I chose to make the album block featured in The Civil War Sewing Circle. I played with different fabric arrangements until I found a happy combo. But I couldn't stop there! The blocks were fun and quick to make and before I knew it, I had a batch of blocks made. There was nothing for it but to go ahead and make the entire album quilt!

The birthday block was sent on its way, and soon i had pieced together the nine blocks required for the quilt. Today I assembled the blocks and the plain squares and triangles; tomorrow the borders and more pictures.

If you're not familiar with the book, you can take a closer look at Amazon. The book contains some Civil War history and a variety of projects, including full-size quilts, doll quilts and small sewing projects such as pincushions.