In the fall my sewing interests turn to quilting. I don’t know why, but the cool weather just reminds me of quilting. I especially love blue and “any color” quilts, but my current project is quilt blocks that are made from Civil War reproduction fabrics. I am using start patterns, and I just love it. My ultimate goal is to make a quilt using colors from each season so that my bed quilt can change.
The blue and yellow sampler quilt was the first sampler piece I made in a class taught by Beth Hayes when we owned McCall’s Quilting magazine. Beth makes everything seem easy. She just retired from McCall’s Quilting where she has served as the editor since we launched the magazine and has left us with a legacy of quilting. It was from her I learned about the Civil War period of quilting fabric. There is something about the fabric patterns from that period in time that make me want to quilt. I guess I envision women having wonderful quilting gatherings and sharing scraps just like my grandmother did.
The enchanting designs of fabrics from that period are so wonderful. They are very delicate but detailed. And the colors are spectacular. My husband told me that he absolutely loves quilts on a bed because it means “home” to him. I couldn’t agree more. These fabrics just speak to me and make me want to piece a quilt top.
I told you about Riley Blake’s newest division called Penny Rose, and one of their launches for fall is the Civil War Time’s Miniature. These fabrics are scrumptious. Cindy Cloward, owner of Riley Blake Designs, has graciously sent us a bundle of fat quarters (pictured below) to be given away to one lucky winner. Thank you Cindy! Be sure and visit her websites and see the beautiful collections of fall fabrics.
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