Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 2010 Blocks

Carrolee wasn't able to do our first week of the month get together so April 20 was the substitute day. It was a lovely sunny day so we had lunch in the Howell Secret Garden where the spring bulbs and fruit trees were in bloom. Because so many of the group are on "special" diets she served us a nice bug salad with grilled chicken on top. Very nice.
Catching up with the blocks for April she showed the blocks and gave us hints on a few of the blocks.
p 241-A Better Correspondent pp as printed
247-Long Promised Photograph pp as printed
249-Sweet and Gentle Disposition we have an extra piece which is the reversed flag for PP
251-Numerous Excuses You can use the alternate drafted pattern which eliminates several seams
255-Another Prison we have the option of using the printed "triangles on a roll" or pp as shown
257-Brighter Future pp the center and then you can cut squares and rectangles to finish if you desire or just pp the whole thing

Carrolee's blocks are above.
Peggy and Cathie showed March's blocks hosted by Marianne
Don't they look great? Carrolee is still catching up and Christina had a work obligation and Marianne's Father is very ill and she couldn't stay today.
Peggy's blocks

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Friday, March 26, 2010

A Trip to England for a Quilt Show

I was given a link to a wonderful show that is currently running at the Victoria and Albert Museum of quilts. What an exciting thing it must be to visit this quilt show!
This is a link to the fabric they are selling in the shop.
Anyone know someone who would buy me some? LOL

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 2010 Get Together

Since it's now March surely that means that spring is on it's way!
We enjoyed lunch at Mariann's home and a showing of the blocks from Feb. Mariann gave us a preview of the March 6 that will be due April 6 when we get together at Carrolee's home.
I will add a picture of March blocks when I get one as you know I forgot to take any last week! LOL

Cathie's Feb Blocks below
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blocks Update

Carrolee emailed me these pictures but I am not sure which month or who did them.
I will label them by number and if you want to email me which are yours or if you know who's they are and which month! LOL
3. Peggy's Blocks for Feb 2010

4. Christina's?

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Quilt Memories

I loved this blog post about a lovely woman's memories of quilts and life.
Enjoy Imogene's Memories

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A New Post!

OK, I haven't been doing very well keeping up with the CWLL blog but I am going to try and catch it up!
Here is an interesting post from Sue Garmen's blog about some beautiful vintage quilts she saw in Houston this year.

And here are my blocks for Jan. get together.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Barbara Brackman has a great blog that is interesting for quilters who love vintage and/or want to reproduce antiques.

Click here to visit her blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April's Blocks

Here is Marrianne's choices for April.
A couple of hints shared were in some of the blocks you can piece them conventionally rather than foundation piece or pp part and then finish with "normal" patchwork. She also showed us that the flag needs to be reversed as printed!
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April LL Group Meeting

With a much needed beautiful spring day three of our group managed to get together for lunch and to show off our latest "finishes" and of course to preview April's blocks.
Marrianne was the hostess this month and with Peggy gone back East and missing Christina we were small but still held a regular meeting.

Lunch was a yummy pita bread with a warm turkey will have to share the recipe with us...and we had an enjoyable chat as we ate. Previous to lunch we made block choices to try and finish up the year 2009, so be thinking Peggy and Christina. We also discussed if we would just skip the blocks in Dec so that the hostess in Jan doesn't feel overwhelmed during the Christmas holiday period. We decided to talk to Peggy since she is our Jan hostess.

Don't you just love all of our blocks this month?

Carrolee's blocks
Cathie's Blocks
Cathie explained how she varied from the pattern for the lower right block by strip piecing and ignoring the paper foundation. She said that for her it went together much quicker than expected and although she made the little rectangles squares the block doesn't look much different than the original.

Marrianne's Blocks

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Civil War Cot Quilts

Did you know that during and after the war women made special quilts for recovering soldiers?
The quilts were made the size of a cot rather than bed.
Here's a link that mentions them.
click here for the link

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Our Blocks for March 09

Peggy has chosen these six blocks for us to do in March. She gave us some good tips to help us have a successful six when we finish!

Awful Tragedy 38-39

Benefits of the Sick and Wounded 70-71

Single Thrashing 78-79

Funeral Procession 108-109

Provisions 178-179

Privilege of Communication 232-233
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It was Peggy's turn once more to hostess the refreshments and March's choice of blocks. Lucky us we had a warm and sunny day with light breezes and about 50 degrees. Made us all long for spring!
Peggy fed us well too!
Of course we enjoyed showing each other our versions of Feb. blocks and some of us had some surprising fabrics and sometimes we would have traded our blocks for someone else's! LOL

This set of blocks are Peggy's, don't you love those stripes in the middle bottom block.
Maryann's that daisy like print on the bottom left block.

These are Cathie's blocks and she took a risk with the pink and turquoise block, and the purple and yellow blocks with some different fabric choices!
Thanks for the hints Christina and now to March's blocks in the next post.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Not Really Civil War but...

A very interesting Lady to read about...Lucy Boston an English lady who was an author, gardener and "patchworker"!

Click here for the link

Friday, February 6, 2009

Feb Blocks 2009

Christina picked 6 great blocks for our group for Feb. (notice her romantic red background)

Tents of the Enemy pgs 42-43
Travels pgs 70-71
Jersey Boys pgs. 96-97
Florida Has Seceded pgs 134-135
Nothing Like and Affectionate Wife pgs 162-163
Imaginary Feelings pgs 228-229

Have Fun everyone!

Feb. Get Together at Christina's

Our lunch time meeting was at Christina's home for Feb. and we were blessed with warmer weather and of course Christina fixed us a lovely lunch. Excellent Chicken Salad Sandwiches, strawberries and grapes and a Feb. favorite of Red Velvet Cake from a recipe by Paula Dean. We all remembered having the cake as youngsters and how much of a novelty it was with the two bottle of red food coloring ! LOL
We also shared our finished Jan blocks and each of us found something that we would do differently and more than one of us had to "re-make" a block that didn't work the first time.
We love seeing how choice of fabrics and colors makes such a difference in the look of the block.
Well done everyone and we are more than 1/4 through the quilt blocks.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Great Info on 19th Century Quilts

For your reading pleasure an overview of quilts of the quilts of the 1800's
Click here!

Friday, January 30, 2009

January Meeting at Cathie's

Cathie took the excuse to leave up her Christmas decorations extra long so that we could enjoy them at our Jan. get together at her home. Unfortunately a terrible snowstorm had us postponing our first meeting of Jan but a week late isn't so bad.
Lunch was crust less quiche since Cathie is back on the low carb train once again along with homemade (by her neighbor) Toffee and a Mrs. Prindables caramel and triple chocolate chip apples.
Cathie's Jan Block choices Due Feb. 3

55: A Beautiful Picture
83: Rebel Spy Hung
139: Mrs. Massie's Party
204: Second Term
208: Another Battle
262: Always Hopeful and Cheerful

She also shared information about Carte de Visite as mentioned in A Beautiful Picture's letter From AE Cheney
( Yes there is a mistake on the block upper left but it has been corrected after the picture was taken)

December's Blocks and lunch

We had a lovely time at Carrolee's home showing off our Nov. blocks and seeing what Carrolee's choice of blocks for December will look like. She also served soup and our choice of pie...and what choices we had from her family's pie baking marathon!

December Blocks due in Jan Pages

24: Severe Fighting
110: Forgotten the Word Defeat
114: The Monitor
126: Virginia Military Institute
130: Greatest Jollification
194: Americus Soldiers Relief Society

Cathie's Jan Blocks (yes I know that my 130 is too small...see my blog CD)

The rest of the blocks are lost on my computer somewhere so I will post the others after the Feb meeting with Christina.
Update: Blocks found!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Auld Lang Syne...

Carrolee's Blocks
Peggy's blocks
Christina's Blocks (minus 2 which she has since completed)

Gosh I can't believe I have gotten so behind on posting our group's work!
I thought I had done December and didn't so I am behind for two months. Sorry and hope to do better this time!

These are November's Blocks we showed in December's get together.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Civil War Quilt Mystery!

I ran upon this article while searching for some patterns and thought you might be interested in this mystery!


Click on the pink words to see the link!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A quick Hello

I return tomorrow to Utah and am looking forward to getting back to my sewing machine once more.

Thought I would share this neat pattern for a familier block done in CW fabrics.

And this page with quilts using CW collections by Baum Textiles

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Due in December...

Mariann has chosen these blocks for us to complete in November for our Dec meeting...which is the same day as the Christmas party. Do you want to meet that day or choose another day? I will bring this up as soon as I am back home.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

HI from Texas

Just thought I would share a free Civil War era pattern....beautiful red and green applique...if you dare! LOL


Saturday, October 25, 2008

October's Finished Blocks

Just added the pictures from the Nov 4 meeting! Well done everyone! Mariann's Oct Blocks

Christina's Oct Blocks

Carrolee's Oct Blocks

Since Cathie will not be at the Nov meeting at Maryann's I have uploaded the blocks early.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another CW Link

We aren't the only ones who use quilts to raise money here's a link about how quilts were used during the Civil War times to raise money

Friday, October 10, 2008

Civil War Quilt LInks

I thought it would be fun to share some links about the Civil War times when I find a good one.
This one is about quilts that were used to raise money during and probably after the war.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

November's Blocks

New blocks once again due to be finished on November 4 and we will be meeting at Marianne's home.
This month's blocks are numbers,
20: Sorrows of War
90: A Consoling Thought
136: Runaway Slave
136: Camp Conditions
156: Incompetent Officers
268: Home Sweet Home

Peggy shared the story from Home Sweet Home as Richard Adams came home as a prisoner of war and told us about her father who also had been a prisoner of war during WWII.

October's meeting at Peggy's

WE had a wonderful October meeting at Peggy's and missed Christina but I am sure she is have a good time in Florida!
Peggy served us a lovely light lunch of homegrown salad, finger sandwiches and some cantaloupe shared with us from Arlene of the New Friend's Day group! YUM!
First of all we did our next group of 6 blocks instructions with Peggy. You can tell Peggy loves stars with her block choices!
She also gave us a transfer for our first Abe Lincoln block and a cd with more images for us to choose from if we wish. Cathie mentioned wanting to find an image of Jefferson Davis who was president of the Confederacy if possible to add to her quilt and she is planning on sharing that when she does.
We next did a show and tell of our completed blocks and it is so fun to see how fabric choices sometimes makes our blocks so different from each other once again.

Carrolee's Blocks

Marianne's Blocks

Peggy's Blocks

Cathie and Christina's are in the previous post.
Thanks for a great monthly meeting Peggy.

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