Saturday, February 12, 2011
Fabric comfort zone
I am leaving my fabric comfort zone and working with some Civil War reproduction fabrics. I do love the simplicity of the fabrics. The colors are muted and blend nicely together. In the line of simple thinking, I think the pattern should be simple too. After all, most quilts in the mid 1800's were for utilitarian use. They were made with scraps from clothes that either were worn out or too small for any other use. I'm going to make a queen sized quilt with 6" nine patch blocks on point. A basic pattern to help show off the style of the fabrics.
Soon this pile of strips will be ironed, cut, and sewn into nine patch blocks. 99 blocks...