Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Week One of the Civil War Quilt
I decided that to be in on this project I did not want to go out and buy more fabric. There exists a large amount of civil war reproduction fabrics but they are not well represented in my collection.
(side note, I used to say I had a stash but I read that I should recalibrate my thinking - what I have is a collection, something to be proud of and something to be used. Stash has connotations of something that needs to be hidden away but my fabric is crying out "use me". And so I shall do just that.)
My thinking is to make my blocks using fabrics from the blue and grey color families to represent the colors of the uniforms of both sides in the war. Being neither born into a Confederate or a Union family and having lived in both New Jersey and Virginia I sit neatly on the fence.
So blue and grey it shall be.
Here is my week one block "Catch Me If You Can".