Friday, April 5, 2013


I'm going to start using Bloglovin and hopefully it will transfer all the blogs I follow.  Google Reader is going away soon and I have lots of blogs on my list.  I am not happy with them as they already have changed Google Reader and it's not working like it used to.

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If any of you have signed up with Bloglovin, let me know how it is working for you.

I'm almost finished with my Civil War quilt.  I just have the border to quilt and the binding to put on.  I'll have it finished by Monday night's quilters guild meeting!

My quilting pattern for the pieced blocks comes from this block.
Order Number 11,  Civil War Block #40
I used this template that DH made for me to mark each block, which had to be done with a  marker for dark fabric and another marker for light fabric.  I find it very hard to quilt following a line, so my quilting has some zigs and zags in it.  

This one has a zig in it.  They probably all do, so if I stopped to rip out every one, I would never get finished.  I'm hoping that the over all effect of the quilting will draw the eyes to the good parts!  There are 52 pieced blocks in the quilt as this QAL lasted a full year and there was a block every week.

Finishing this quilt is my priority for the next few days.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a quilty weekend!


  1. it looks great don't be so hard on yourself!!!!
    the quilt will be wonderful when your done...
    So nice that your DH can make you templates.

  2. Hey I think it looks great. Don't worry about the zigs and zags, no one will even notice it!


  3. Looks very good, Ruth. Following a line was so hard for me my first few tries I thought I would never do it again. Then I did the SewCalGal FMQ challenge last year and some months we had to follow a line. It did get easier, and now stencils are one of my favorite ways to quilt. I love that I get a more "traditional" look. I still get a wobble now and then, but much smaller and less often--and it doesn't bother me as much as it used to.

  4. The more quilting there is, the less you see any wobbles:)
    I've transferred to Bloglovin and not lovin it!

  5. What a great idea. I love it. Hugs

  6. Your quilting looks great to me! That design will be great too. I'm not sure I understand about Bloglovin; you may have to explain more to me. ---"Love"

  7. It's looking good. I have the same issue with zags, plus irregular stitch lengths, but in the end the overall texture is what the eye notices, not the details.

  8. I love your quilt!! You know that you have inspired me to venture into "hooked feathers" (I'll post a practice piece soon!)

    I haven't switched to bloglovin' but when I do, I'll let you know how it goes!!


  9. Love the pattern you chose to use for quilting this wonderful quilt. And it looks great!
    I have to change over too, but I haven't yet.

  10. Seriously, no one will ever notice but you. When I look at a quilt I'm not looking for flaws or mistakes. Can't wait to see the full version.

  11. I switched my Google blogs to Bloglovin' and so far, it has worked out very well. I also get a lot of my blogs through Feedblitz.

  12. I can't see any zigs or zags, I think we are often harder on ourselfs and nobody wuld ever notice the 'mistakes' Its a lovely quilt pattern Karen xx