Civil War Blocks Update

I still am way behind on my Civil War Tribute quilt, but several blocks for the other quilt I am working on are finished.

Civil War Block

Civil War Block

I am in the middle of packing for a big trip – destination to be revealed in a later blog post (don’t tell anyone mom!) but wanted to make a quick post before I left.  I hope to blog while traveling, as I think I will have some exciting pictures to share with you.

Civil War Block

Civil War Block

In the meantime, here are four new blocks.  I don’t have time to look up the names right now, but I will post them later.  The names are as fan as the blocks!

Civil War Block

Civil War Block

As you can see from the photos, I have a hard time getting my blocks nice and flat.  I swear the iron is on the hottest setting and has lots of steam, but I still end up with puffy blocks.  If anyone has a sure-fire way to get these to lay flatter, please let me know!

Civil War Block

Civil War Block

Keep it Thimble!


14 responses to “Civil War Blocks Update

  1. Pamela Carpenter

    These are beautiful. I always thought it was in the ironing.

  2. These are truly beautiful !! Always enjoy your fabric choices. Now go and pack!!!!!! 🙂

  3. Your blocks are beautiful! Can’t wait to see them in person!

  4. Love them!! I’m in the process of sewing the rows of my CW tribute quilt together. Two more to go and I can add the borders. Did you see the quilt where the woman embroidered the Gettysburg Address into the blocks? Really awesome!

  5. crazymountainquilter

    Who says puffy blocks are bad? Once they are quilted and then washed this is what will make your quilt extra beautiful. It adds that extra “texture” (what we call “shadow kiss” in the promise stitch world) that makes your quilts look old comfortable and beautiful. So don’t iron the snot out of them. Be happy that they are going to be extra wonderful once they are washed. When I do my hand pcing and quilting my fabric is never ever touch by an iron. Not even after it is pre-washed and dried before cutting and pcing, and never after it is pc’ed. Beautiful blocks, have a wonderful trip.

  6. Do you know where I can find this quilt pattern? It’s 3 years old now and I can’t seem to even find the pattern!! Any help is appreciated!

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