As part of my major splurge, I sent three quilts out to Tara, a local long arm quilter. They have all come back and binding is now my main job. This weekend the Civil War quilt was finished, binding and all. YAY!
The final quilt with this layout is about 66″x76″. Large for a throw, but just right for two people to cuddle under. It is planned as a Christmas present for special people in my life.
My favorite block in the quilt is probably the basket block. I may have to make an entire quilt out of that one some day. (Why I can’t take a picture of this quilt with that block right side up is beyond me.)
The back is scrappy, as is the binding.
In the meantime, this quilt is folded and put away for a few months. It may seem crazy to talk about Christmas this early, but I am certain I will be so glad when November comes.
Thanks to Barbara Brackman for hosting this quilt along with block patterns and interesting history lessons to boot. She is turning it into a book, as I understand it, but you can still find information and pictures of other quilts on the blog: www.civilwarquilts.blogspot.com