Thursday, February 21, 2008

Civil War Diary Blocks Update

Yankee Papers, Church, Games Music & Knitting, and Special Blessings are the four Civil War Diary blocks I completed last night and this morning.    Since I am handpiecing them, they are going extremely s-l-o-w-l-y!!! The prep work takes a long time.   I have six completed and eight more prepped.   Needless to say, I'll be WAY behind the Sew Many Blocks ring!!!!

I liked Judy's idea (over at Quilting With Ragdolls) of keeping photos in a web photo site.   Since I already had an account set up at Google's Picasa Web, I am placing the completed blocks' photos over there.    There is a link in my side bar, right under the Sew Many Blocks link.




















16 comments:

Libby said...

Oh, I just love your fabric choices! Your quilt is going to be a beauty.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I'm with Libby just love the fabric you are using in your blocks.

Kathie said...

Your fabric choices are wonderful, great blocks!!!! and I am so impressed your going to do them by hand.

Yummers! said...

I admit... I have been lurking. Reading your blogs and not commenting. I love to look at quilt work and read about it but I don't feel I have anything meaningful to say as I've not made a quilt... just quilted purses.

When I opened your blog today the first thing I thought of was all the knowledge my husband has about the civil war. He talks battles and life-at-that-time so interestingly. I'll have to show him your blog and expand his knowledge. He'd be interested.

I'll let you know what he says.
Hugs,
Joni

Marilyn R said...

Your blocks look great! I joined in today and ordered the CWDQ book. I think I am going to stick with just one of the books for now anywa. Now to wait until my book arrives!

Patti said...

Vera, this is coming along beautifully! I love the fact that you are hand piecing them - this is a perfect project for that. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy hand piecing until I made the pot holders recently for the Fort. Your fabric and color choices are so different - they really sing to me!

Jacquie said...

Hand piecing. Wow! This is truly going to be an heirloom. Your fabric choices are beautiful. Pretty darn inspiring, you are!

Dawn said...

Oh they are wonderful! I made an album for all my blocks too in webshots. It is so fun to see them all.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Nice blocks - I have mine in a Picasa Album too.

Lea said...

Wow, I love your choice of fabrics and colors!
some time I feel like hand piecing those blocks too. Specially the small pieces. *S*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your blocks are wonderful. Love your colors.

Lily Boot said...

Oh your blocks are lovely - I admire your patience for hand-piecing. And I have used two of your fabrics for my blocks - the blue in the first block (with the little coloured "capsules" and the purple and green floral stripe! After spending the last three nights perusing fellow CWD quilters, yours are the first blocks sharing the same fabric - what a delight! :) Looking forward to keeping up with your work, warm regards, Lily

Christine said...

Love your Civil War blocks. Very impressive that you are piecing by hand. Looking forward to seeing more.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

These blocks are yummy!!!

Dawn said...

Mmmm - they are wonderful!

Allison said...

great fabric choices - great work! and I cannot believe you are doing by hand. Although it must be so relaxing:)