Monday, July 7, 2008

Civil War Love Letter Quilt


My book and CD has arrived - this project will start in October led by Rosemary Youngs, an award-winning quilter and designer, and author of this book. Rosemary has also written The Civil War Diary Quilt and The Amish Circle Quilt.

I have made a promise to myself that I will keep up with this project. Often I fall by the wayside as I'm so involved with other things ... anyone else who does this? It is a really lovely quilt with so many interesting stories behind each block - I intend doing only so many blocks and putting them around a medallion in the middle.
The background fabric here is a beautiful orangey-red paisley made for The-Virginia-Quilt-Museum. I bought it when I was in Houston last November. It was very inexpensive to my way of thinking and sold as a backing, so I think I have 4 yards of it.
There are approximately 28 Australian girls in our Squilters Repro Swap - I wonder how many will be doing the CWLL quilt? We are all looking forward to our little parcels arriving later in the month. Prue will be busy - but what a way to be busy - sorting through stacks of beautiful fat eighths!
It is a very cold morning here today and at the moment we have bright sunshine - must get on to other things, so have lovely day everyone!

5 Lovely People said ...:

Myra said...

What a wonderful project Lurline! What size are the blocks in this quilt?
I was just looking a the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler with 6 inch blocks.
What are Dear Janes? 4 inch blocks?
Happy stitchings!

Kristie said...

So glad that you are going to start this quilt. I can't wait to see how it turns out, your plan of the medallion in the center sounds so beautiful! I would love to finish my CWD quilt before I start on the Love Letters, but I don't know if I can wait that long...
Kristie

loulee1 said...

I'm amazed by the Civil war and Dear Jane quilts, I'd love to try one, but.......not yet.

Good luck with keeping up. Lots of photos please. I love to see all the different blocks.

Maggie A said...

I'm in the swap Lurline. I have started CW quilts - my CD's arrived for both quilts. I've only made about 7 blocks to date. And I'm about to cut my fabrics for the swap.

Helen in the UK said...

Looks like a great project and always more fun to sew along with others. Hope you do manage to keep up ... :)