A years worth of Civil War blocks, Saturday mornings, going to miss those. For the past year on Saturday mornings, the first thing that I would do is I would grab my iPad which sits on my dresser by my bed and see what Civil War block Barbara Brackman would have for us to do that day. I would read the wonderful Civil War history that she provided and figure out how I was going to put the Civil War Block together.
I am not sure how many thousands of people worked on those blocks on Saturday mornings, I belonged to a subgroup of some wonderful quilters and we would post every Saturday, sometimes we would race to see who would get the block finished first. It was such a wonderful thing to share, it was fun to watch everyone’s progress on their blocks, it was great to see their pictures and the colors of fabric that they chose.
My Civil War quilt is finished. I have finished the last three or four blocks early, I was very honored that Barbara Brackman asked me if she could use my quilt for her Next publication. Yes, she is working on a book based on the blocks we did on Saturday, the tentative title of the book is Civil War Quilt Block Book: Fifty Patterns to Recall Our History. It is expected to be out in the spring of 2013.
Barbara is also releasing a beautiful line of Civil War fabric, it is just hitting the stores. I absolutely love the grays and blues, my photographs don’t do it justice. Check out the Moda website or one of Barbara’s blogs. The little flags are so cute and I love the cotton.
For those of you that have been working on the blocks this year, please make sure to leave a comment on Barbara Brackman’s blog and tell her thank you. I know it was a lot of work and I just have appreciated the history and the blocks so much. Thank You Barbara Brackman, for providing us with so much knowledge, history, quilt block patterns, and enjoyment this past year on Saturday mornings.