Monday, October 24, 2011

My Quip – Civil War Re-Enactment Quilt Update #1

Morning from Florida,

And yes it is a gorgeous day.

We have been working consistently on our new quilt design, a Civil War Re-Enactment Quilt. We are pleased at the progress. Earlier I introduced an image of a supposed Civil War era constructed block that was composed of a Nine-Patch Block and a Snowball Block. I have provided two images, ours and the original for your comparison.

Our completed construction is in a fairly advanced stage… Actually the top to the quilt is almost finished.

Our quilt is not to be a reproduction but our interpretation and design using noted Civil War era blocks. We will also, in this first quilt, use reproduction fabrics.

Stay tuned to watch as we complete and present the parts and construction of our first Civil War Quilt. This new quilt challenge will be a definite leap for us as we continue to learn and create with fabrics and thoughts from the distant past.

Another point to make is that from what I have discovered a general size of a quilt or bed-roll that was made during the time would approximate a width of 48" and a length of 84". This quilt size tended to fit the size of a cot and it could be rolled up to fit the soldier's backpack.

We are always looking for new designs and quilt challenges. If you are interested in commissioning your quilt please contact us.

Check out our newly posted Twisted Basket and our currently available quilts at Quilts SB Etsy.

Also check out my new experimental format of my Blog, Quilts SB Test. Certainly would appreciate your feedback.

To see previously posted quilts, there is a visual Grid presentation at the bottom of the Quilts SB page. Move your cursor over any mini-picture found there and click to see an enlargement. Move your cursor to the "Q#" link to see the quilt's details. If the quilt’s title is highlighted in yellow or in red, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

If you are interested, and would like some more information of available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please check our Quilts SB Etsy shop.

If you have any questions and/or comments please feel free to get in touch with me via email.


Jim and Andy

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