Monday, April 8, 2013

CIVIL WAR QUILT FINISHED

I finished my Civil War Block of the Week Quilt from 2011 featured on Barbara Brackman's Blog.   I enjoyed making the blocks and looked forward to Saturday mornings when they would appear on Barbara's blog.  The setting I used was one that she offered as a suggested setting here.  It is the second one shown in this post and I just love it!  It took me over a year to get it finished (not counting the year to make the blocks, but here it is!


A big thank you to Barbara for her wonderful blog and for the blocks of the week and all the history included.  I really need to take my time and study it more extensively.


Center Block - Railroad Crossing


the backing

The quilt measures 95" square and it is the second very large quilt that I have quilted this year.  I'm going to be working on smaller quilts for quite a while - I hope!  Thanks for all the encouraging words!

34 comments:

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great job~
I love the Civil War fabrics...love the colors~ ♥♥♥

---"Love" said...

Your setting is great, and your quilting is absolutely beautiful. What a treasure! Makes me want to get my blocks together! Maybe this summer. ---"Love"

ann hermes said...

Ruth, it is so wonderful!!

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful! -love the warm colours. Did you quilt it yourself?
Hilda

Jo said...

Beautiful Ruth! You made that layout work with the fabrics and values you choose, really sets the blocks off. LOVE the quilting! Very well done!

Sally A said...

Looks great, you must be feeling better. My sister is coming tomorrow from Eugene with her quilt and my two, we are then going to our quilter here in Salem. When finish, we are off to Holly Hill in West Linn, Oregon. Fun day for me. Sally from Oregon

~Joan said...

The quilting is of exceptional quality, as usual! Congratulations on such a large finish. Is this a new bed quilt for you?

Cathy said...

Oh My...Your quilt is stunning. I really love it. Hugs

Betty Lou said...

Ruth, your Civil War quilt is outstanding, such a beautiful setting, a real show stopper.

Marsha said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Well worth the time you put into it. It must be very rewarding to see it all finished.

Karen said...

A wonderful finish. A quilt you can be proud to say you made. I liked all the history Barbara shared with us and still does.

Doniene said...

Scrumdillicious!!!!! I LOVE it!!! Job superbly done!!! You have truly inspired me!! Hope to start on one of my big quilts soon - have to order some thread, so it will be next week before I get to it!!

Blessings

Janet O. said...

Very nice, Ruth. What a challenge to quilt!

a good yarn said...

Every time I think you've made the most amazing quilt you go and post something better. This is a beautiful quilt Ruth. A real family heirloom.

Liriopia said...

Wow, fantastic finish!

Liri

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

You did such a great job. What a fantastic quilt. Something to be really proud of. The work is all done; now time to sit back and enjoy!

lillianscupboard said...

I love the setting and your beautiful quilting.
Lillian

Lesley said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful...well done!

seventhsister26 said...

You've made some fantastic quilts here, lady;) Love them all;)
Happy Quilting!!

Lori said...

That is an amazing quilt! Congratulations on quilting it as well! It is huge!!

Beth said...

It is just fantastic, from the blocks to the setting, to the quilting. I love it! Did you send a picture to Barbara?

Jacqueline said...

Very nice. I love the colors and the quilting just sets it off beautifully.

Thanks for sharing.

quiltsbycheri said...

what an exceptionally Civil War Quilt.....just admire every inch of it....

Robin said...

Lovely, lovely quilt. I've been working to complete the Grandmother's Choice quilt that Barbara Brackman is doing this year. In order to finish more quickly, I have been making blocks from the civil war blog too. I love the way your quilt turned out

Barb said...

wow! wonderful! Congrats on a beautiful quilt that will surely become an heirloom - lovely!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Wonderful finish! I just love it!

Quilting Babcia said...

Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Great finish!

andsewon said...

What a wonderful quilt! Love the fabrics used!

pandchintz said...

Congratulations! Gorgeous quilt.

Sue said...

It's beautiful! What a wonderful piece you've made! I love the setting you used, and the colors of the setting triangles. They really unify the quilt. Thank you for posting about it!

Donna said...

Wonderful, I just love your setting for the blocks, very, very nice. I am still working on blocks!!

Sue said...

You have made a wonderful job of this quilt Ruth. Love the way you have set the blocks.

Peter said...

A very beautiful quilt!

TexasJane said...

Just love how you set and quilted your quilt. I am working on the blocks now and loving every minute.