Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Civil War Love Letters Quilt

By now I am sure everyone is getting ready for their Thanksgiving holiday meal.  I am no exception.  I have a couple of things to make for the family dinner tomorrow.  I am lucky that I don’t have to clean house because we are all going to my wonderful Mother In Laws for dinner.  So here is hoping you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
The title of this post is not about Thanksgiving though.  It is about a Civil War Love Letters quilt that I started probably 3 years ago.  It has been a UFO for quite some time.  But not anymore!  I started this quilt with the intentions of doing all 121 (6 1/2”) blocks from the Civil War Love Letters book.  If you haven’t heard of the book, check it out on Amazon or your local quilt shop may have it.  After 3 years in the UFO pile, I just couldn’t bring myself to do ALL those blocks.  I had around 40 already completed when I started working on the project again recently.  At 50 blocks, I decided this quilt needed to be done!  So using just 49 of the finished blocks, I completed this 75” x 75” quilt.  Lets just say that sashing can be a UFO’s best friend!  lol
I used an 80/20 batting, Isafil thread and a meander design from Quilters Niche.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!  And be sure to stay safe on the highways while traveling!


Yvette said...

That is one of the nicest CWLL quilts I have seen. Great job!

quiltingnana said...

Hope your Thanksgiving is going well

Micki said...

You did a wonderful job! I just love the Civil War fabrics you used.

Jacquie said...

Your Love Letter quilt is lovely!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on a finish and a beautiful one at that.