Saturday, January 15, 2011

Civil War Quilt week 3

It's Saturday, and Barbara Brackman's newest Civil War Quilts block, Seven Sisters, is up.  Hmmm.  While it certainly is an appropriately authentic block, and her historical background is fascinating as usual, I decided to do some Executive Decision Making.

Brackman's pattern is for an appliqued star block, but I'm planning to keep my version of this quilt pieced.  So I went hunting for pieced Seven Sisters templates.  Found 'em, but seven stars in an 8" block equals MINISCULE pieces, not in keeping with the scale of my other blocks.  So I ended up with ONE sister, rather than seven :)  Marching to the beat of my own drummer here ...



sewprimitive karen said...

Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

They are looking very good together. I like your Executive Decision :-)

Kathie said...

good for you!!!!
I just may do the same when I get started on this quilt!
which hopefully will be this week
always enjoy reading your posts and seeing pictures from your part of our country

Alice said...

Thanks again for the link to this blog, I love the history part of it. What a brave girl to flaunt her flag like that among the Union soldiers.

I like your Executive Decision too. You are just focusing on one of the seven sisters.