Civil War Bride Block 4!

The 4th block of The Civil War Bride Quilt is finished!  I love the shadows on the bird created by the dark fabric.

I am stitching the blocks together as I complete them to keep me inspired and to keep the momentum going.  If you look at the original quilt, you will see that I have actually flipped this block upside down so that the bird is flying upwards, and not toward the ground.    Now, on to the 5th block!

Jenny is impressed with the progress I am making on Barbara Brackman’s Grandmother’s Choice.  These blocks are an amazing way to use up some of that stash!  In my infinite wisdom, I decided to make 3 blocks a week instead of one block.  Here are the “Union Square Blocks” from Week 3.

I  hand-pieced one Kansas Sunflower Block from Week 4.  I think I will try English Paper Piecing the remaining 2 blocks.  The points are just a little daunting to attempt on the sewing machine! It is hard to believe that this…

can look like this!

The second last block of Sue Garman’s Bouquets For a New Day is finished!

Just one more block to go!  Then I can start to stitch it all together, and then on to the sawtooth inner border. Yikes!

Til next time…..

Kerry

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2 thoughts on “Civil War Bride Block 4!

  1. I love your new CWB block…..I too chose to put my bird in rising instead of spiraling downward. I have read, that the spiraling bird could be a symbol of death….perhaps the grooms demise. 😦 I chose to add a groom to mine instead. Your blocks are lovely.

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