Sunday, June 19, 2016

"Among Friends" with Civil War Reproduction fabrics

This next project is called Among Friends. The shop Primitive Gatherings is doing this as a block of the week (they send fabric each week for $$$$) and you sew, sew, sew. I'm doing it with my quilt bee (Spool Girls) and we are not buying into the weekly fabric. We are getting together and swapping fabrics to get a large variety.
I'm not making my quilt this huge. I plan to make it 63 x 72 unless I get burned out during the process in which case it will be what it will be! They suggest you make 44 stars per week. (A lot!)

I ordered a jelly roll of these Civil War reproduction fabrics to get a little bit of a rainbow going for my quilt. I have a limited amount of these reproduction fabrics so I'm thankful for my quilt bee friends who are so generous to share with me.

I washed my dark green background fabric with Color Grabbers 3 times. 
The top sheet was the first wash! WOW!  The good news is that the color will only run onto these Color Grabbers and not anything else. Yay.

Thangles are a lifesaver for accurate piecing. 
(Remember I HATE triangles!)

This is a bunch of 1 1/2" squares for the star centers.

This is my first block of 9 stars.

Now I've done 4 blocks. This is 36 out of 348 stars.....
I've got quite a ways to go yet but I've FINISHED 4 blocks. :)
Stay tuned for more on this project.

1 comment:

  1. Wow -- can't believe how much that green fabric ran! Yikes. Thank goodness for color catchers! I like the pattern and fabrics!