Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Civil War Quilts - Block 6

This block is #6 and it's called "Richmond". It's a block which was published about 1915 by the magazine Hearth and Home. They asked readers to send in patchwork patterns for the state capitals. Richmond, Virginia, became the capital of the Confederacy in the spring of 1861.

I really enjoyed making this block. It incorporates my favourite star . . .



And the little 4-patches are really cute, too.



It's amazing how different this block looks in different colour ways. With some blocks I see the star very clearly, with others a cross, some a diamond. Check out the Flickr Group to see what I mean . . .



Pattern: Civil War Quilts - Block 6 - Richmond
Designer: Barbara Brackman
Publication: http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Sue you have tempted me to try these blocks...yours is absolutely stunning!!! Have fun leafing through the Donna Hay mags...and Happy Cooking...Dzintra♥x

ranette said...

Hi Sue! I really like the fabrics you used and you are right, the same block looks so different with different fabric choices!

FIONA said...

Sue this looks fantastic! And I bought the Donna Hay book yesterday too!! Yum!!

Notjustnat said...

Sue, this is beautiful. I like the yellow in it. I must put some yellow in my next block. Love it - Hugs Nat

Terry said...

Nice block 6 The green looks very strong in one photo but not so in the next. Either way clever use of color with the change of scale. Happy Stitching

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