I was one block away from finishing the second row of “The Civil War Bride Quilt”! All I had to do was finish the bird block. So I spruced the birds up with some tail feathers that I thought were rather snazzy, added some solid looking feet and gave each bird a colourful comb!
After I finished stitching each block, I washed it in the sink with hot soapy water to remove all of the starch, glue and even a bit of my own blood! (Note to self…my new scissors are really sharp!) When they were dry, I trimmed the blocks to the correct size. (As a rule, I always cut my blocks 2″-3″ larger than needed.) Believe it or not, the blocks do shrink up a fair amount once they are stitched.
Once they were all trimmed to the correct size, I started stitching them together.
And, finally, I stitched 2 rows together! Spiffy!
Since I had my sewing machine out, I took the time to stitch another block of Barbara Brackman’s “Grandmother’s Choice”. I must confess, I am a not exactly keeping up with the weekly blocks, but I do intend to make a quilt (or two!) with the blocks …and maybe add a few applique blocks. We will see!
Til next time…
15 thoughts on “Row 2 of Civil War Bride Completed!”
Oooooh, lovely! Seeing that makes me want to stitch mine together!!
Seeing it stitched together is a great incentive to keep going!
The Civil War Bride’s Quilt is looking very good. Your applique, again well done. I have the pattern set but have never started on the project. I do like watching the progress of others though.
Believe it or not, it is not a difficult pattern at all! I find choosing the right fabrics is the most challenging part. I am loving every minute of it, though!
oh so lovely!! you continue to give me my inspiration to get mine out and work on it!
Thanks! I really do love working on these blocks.
I’m so glad a friend introduced me to you! Love your blog and your incredible applique. . .you make me want to start a serious applique quilt! Thanks for sharing. Nice to see you are also doing the Grandmother’s Choice blocks! Happy stitching!
Thanks for the lovely comments! I think you should start a serious applique quilt:)
Kerry — You should just SEE the serious applique the overly modest Becky in this thread creates from her own designs! Like you, she does spectacular work!
Ooooh sounds interesting! Does she have a blog?
I just love the birds. They have such personality I guess! Great work.:)
Thanks! I think the birds definitely have attitude!
This is beautiful. Where did you get cwb? Is it a kit or BOM? I checked common threads but they are out.
The pattern for CWB is available at Threadbear in Castlemaine, Victoria. They do mail order. Have you checked out the CWB blog?
Hi I just checked out the blog! Thanks. Can you give me an estimate of fabric necessary? Background and applique? I have two fat quarter bundles waiting to be used. I wonder if they are enough for the applique. Thanks