Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Civil War Block 17 Done!

I've been fortunate to have had quite a bit of sewing time over the last few days, which I have really enjoyed.

I worked on Block 17 - Comfort Quilt - over the weekend. This block was super quick to put together and sized up perfectly. I think this is definitely a block I could put to use in other projects.

This week, when making my fabric choice, I was reminded of a friend's comment that "a little bit of pink in a quilt goes a long way".

And indeed it does.

I've really only used pink in one other block (Block 8 - Cotton Boll), but it makes quite a statement amongst the other blocks. So it needed a little something to balance it when the quilt is made up . . .

And because I liked this block, I thought I'd do it twice!

I'm really loving the process with this quilt. By virtue of the fact that it's only one block a week, I find that I can take my time and not feel pressured by a need to "get it done".

I enjoy the anticipation of what this week's block will be and the story that goes along with it.

I enjoy delving into my stash to make the fabric selection - which most weeks is the longest part of the process.

I enjoy the cutting and piecing.

I enjoy knowing that if nothing else, at the end of this year I will have a quilt done.

I enjoy the sense of community that has evolved with this quilt and the inspiration and encouragement that comes from that.

For me, all these things typify what this great stitching sister-(and brother)hood is all about.

Really, I can't ask for more than that!

Pattern: Civil War Quilts - Block 17 - Comfort Quilt
Designer: Barbara Brackman
Publication: http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/


ranette said...

I like both of your versions Sue! I also enjoy the community and history that goes along with this quilt.
I think about my ancestors that fought in the Civil War and sometimes I feel as if I get a glimpse into their lives.

beecee said...

Sue - your pink block rocks. It inspired me to pull pink from my stash to take with me on my quilting retreat this weekend. I hope the fabrics I bring work for what Barbara chooses for number 18. This is so MUCH fun!

Notjustnat said...

It's a lovely block. I can't wait to put mine together and maybe a bit of pink too - Hugs Nat

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