Saturday, February 5, 2011

civil war blocks, continued...and Hearts for February!

Are you making these blocks? Barbara Brackman is hostessing a Civil War quilt along...one new block every Saturday this year. 52 blocks...hmmm, I need 56 for a 6x7 setting...(Edit!!! Thank you dear Cathy, my math was all screwed up...7x8 would be 56 blocks!! I appreciate you catching that goof!!) I bet I can come up with something! Anyway, I am having such a ball making these blocks!!
Hearts, hearts everywhere!! I was pretty much stuck on hearts, in about 2000...I made tons of heart quilts, large and small. This is by no means all of them...but here are a few. Each has hand quilting on them, as that is what I did then!! So, here is a Valentine's greeting for all of you out there in blog land!
I experiment with my sewing machine, and did a fancy stitch over the seam lines on this one...
I guess this was supposed to be a color wash quilt? I tried to go darkest to lightest...and these fabrics were very much what I had in 1995-2000...flowers, small prints...that is who I was at that time, I guess!
Blues!! blue hearts!!



I am off work today...yahoo! Have done little of anything effective...took a nap even!!! Time to get cracking!!!


Have a super day tomorrow...super bowl Sunday!!


Julie

33 comments:

Amelia said...

Love the hearts...so fitting for this month!

paula, the quilter said...

I am not playing along on the Civil War blocks but I am loving everybody else's blocks. Hearts -- I heart hearts. I have only two little heart quilts.

regan said...

I haven't been making the Civil War blocks, but am storing them for later....I do plan on making it, but maybe not all the blocks. Your heart quilts are wonderful! Very sweet! And I think we all have fabrics like your colorwash (which turned out great, by the way) in our stash.....little by little, we'll use them for something!

Nancy said...

Even though I haven't made any of the CW blocks, I've saved the patterns. Your blocks and hearts are great.

Alwayskeptintap said...

Hope this is good news: you only need 42 cw blocks for a 6x7 setting,
49 for a 7x7 setting; but 56 for a 8x7 setting. if you go w/ the 6x7 or the 7x7, you can use the others for pillow tops or on the back.

I enjoyed my visit to your blog and will be back again soon! Blessings, Cathy in MA

Sue-Anne said...

Taking a nap is one of my favourite pastimes Julie! Love your little heart quilts and your Civil War blocks are stunning.

Sharon said...

Ohhh...naps are good! We need to be good to ourselves! I love all your heart quilts, thanks for the Valentine. Your CW blocks are looking wonderful, I am really enjoying this project...so fun to see the fabrics that each person uses to make the blocks.

Debi said...

Your hearts are fantstic...I really love the blue hearts..how original.

Yvette said...

I love all of your Civil War blocks. I really want to do these weekly blocks but I can't keep up with what I have going now. If I get an extra day this month I may have to try to catch up.

Julia said...

I love your Civil War blocks, Julie.
I'm manageing to keep up with them so far...isn't it fun to do..
Julia ♥

Deanna said...

My Civil War is caught up also. Yours look terrific. Thanks for sharing your progress.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that is so fun seeing those older heart quilts. Isn't it fun to look at old fabric! I'm loving the civil war blocks. I should start making them now before I get too far behind!

AnnieO said...

Nope, not doing the CW BOM but these are sure pretty!

Love all the heart quilts, what a fun collection. It is interesting to see what a vast array of choices we have now as compared to 15 years ago!

Hope you are feeling better and getting some sleep!

Darlene said...

Your Civil War blocks are wonderful, Julie.

All the heart themed quilts really make me smile.

Merilyn said...

I've just discovered your blog from one I visit regularly. I see you have been doing Barbara Brackman's blocks as well, yours look great! And your DJ!!!, I have been wanting to start that for ages, have most of the fabric collected for quite some time, but that's what I lack - time!!! I'll check you out again, your blog is just lovely!

Elyte said...

Looks like you are having fun and really enjoying your sewing. Your blocks look great.

Lorraine said...

I have got as far as downloading block #6....will have to do it during the week to make sure I don't fall behind! Love your blocks...and all those hearts!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Darling heart quilts! Your cw blocks are looking fab too! Julie, enjoy the day off and hoping you get in many stitches.

Deb said...

Very sweet heart quilts! I've been following the Civil War blocks, but haven't started them yet. I've been working on my Farmer's Wife and need a rest from small blocks, but I can always catch up later. I love how yours look!

Ellen said...

Your hearts are very cute! I am not making the CW blocks but I am looking at what everyone is making. Who knows - I may end up making some of them later.

Lori said...

I love looking back at my older quilts and checking out the fabric. What a fun batch of heart quilts!!

Barb said...

Nice heart quilt collection - perfect for Feb.
great looking CW blocks.

McIrish Annie said...

I am doing Barbara's blocks but I'm behind by 3 blocks! I hope to be caught up before next Friday!

Love the heart quilts. I think that old fabric looks great. You're right that's who we were then and that's what they sold!!

Cindy said...

Your Civil War blocks are beautiful... I've been following along thinking about doing these Civil blocks too, but I'm currently working on a Civil War Diary Quilt. I started this year and am blogging my progress.... stop on by and check it out :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Happy Valentine to you. Love the heart quilts, the red and white is so nice. Have a great week.

Quilter Kathy said...

That was a fun Valentine quilt show :)
Love each one of those cuties!
I am doing the civil war blocks too...it's so fun!

Michele said...

Thanks for sharing all of those hearts!

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, I am yet to make this weeks CW block....lovely heart quilts you have....hugs lyn

Kristie said...

So many lovely hearts. Your Civil War blocks look great! I have one more customer quilt to do right now and then I plan on getting caught up on those blocks sometime this month...hopefully.
Kristie

Appalachian Quilts said...

Love all the heart quilts! I went through the 'phase', too! And the pumpkin phase...and the snowman phase...and the santa phase... ROFL

Great job!

Blessings,
Cynthia

Floss said...

Love the heart quilts. I really like the colour wash one.

The Cicil wall blocks look fun to make, but I think I need to finish a few UFO before I can play along.

Jan said...

Love all your hearts--perfect for Valentine's Day!

Meggie said...

Love those hearts! Happy Valentines to you.XX