Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Quip - 1st Civil War Reproduction Quilt Design Update

Good Day,

And then there is our 1st Civil War Reproduction (CWR) quilt design, sort of... The top has been finished. The design is our original creation using two of the images as labeled Civil War Era blocks as taken from the Civil War Period Quilt Blocks Collection located at American Greetings Webshots. The constructed blocks, as located in Jinny Beyer’s The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, Breckling Press, 2009, are identified as the Flagstones; composed of two Nine-Patch blocks and two Snowball blocks; and as the Yankee Puzzle block.

Here is a sneak preview of our 1st CWR.

Now comes the issue. Per Jinny Beyer’s book the Flagstones’ design is identified from the Ladies Art Company of 1928. The other block pattern, the Yankee Puzzle, is identified from the Ladies Art Company of 1897. I learned that the Civil War occurred during the years 1861 through 1865. The issue is not a critical one, but as Jinny Beyer writes:

“I found very few patterns in printed form prior to about 1850, though history has left behind quilts that show blocks were sewn before their designs were ever published.”

And the circular rulers have arrived. I will discuss round rulers in my next update.

Remember the cold of winter is fast approaching, but not here in Tampa. The Holidays are just around the corner. Give a Quilt for the Holidays. Check out our posted On Sale and our currently available quilts at Quilts SB Etsy.

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Jim and Andy

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