Thursday, March 5, 2015

I Got The Blues For My Baby...

The Barbara Brackman Civil War block for yesterday was indigo blue, what fun! If you'd like to peek at her wonderfully entertaining and educational entry, here is the link to it.
I pulled some choices from my stash.

My first efforts to use the Rothermel indigo included a lovely distressed Moda floral from Barbara Brackman's own Richmond Reds collection. I bought it at the Evergreen Country Primitives Quilt Shop in Milton, New Hampshire and paid retail, gasp! It was worth every penny!

The wallpaper stripe was a fat quarter acquired from a midnight online session at Thousands Of Bolts And Only One Nut (link) and I think that it is a Marcus Brothers. The madder tan with the berries was an unknown scrap from my "lucky pile."
Next, I tried this combination using the same Strawberries, Blueberries, and Chocolates indigo from Judie Rothermel of Marcus Brothers.

The madder stripe in the center block seemed to call my name and begged for the Andover cornerstones by Jo Morton.
The next block is an indigo cheater gleaned from my ever-ongoing Potholder Pile and was made long ago. It does use a Kansas Troubles center block and cornerstones. Those fabrics are lovely prairie prints, and while they are not authentic Civil War reproductions, they do appeal to my muddy-loving palette.

The dusty blue might be from the Civil War Jubilee collection, but I'm not sure because it was a scrap bought from last summer's June tent sale at The Mothership (Keepsake Quilting's retail store in Center Harbor, New Hampshire). Their scrap-stuffing plastic bags event is such fun! It appeals to that miser within me, LOL!
And now my personal chef and podiatrist is calling me to lunch of roast beast sandwiches with horseradish, yum! He swears he washed his hands, LOL!

Happy sewing!


Janet O. said...

Your blocks are delightful, and your writing even more so! : )

cityquilter grace said...

very nice blocks....i pulled my fabrics so hopefully tomorrow they will get sewn....

helen said...

Beautiful stars!
You really have beautiful fabrics in your stash, I always admire them!
Best wishes!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Love them all! I thank you also for giving the names of all the manufacturers. Just because I get 99% of my fabrics from Cyndi, I sometimes forget that some people aren't as lucky and they need to know where they can purchase good reproductions.

Louise Bell said...

I love your blocks! You've totally inspired me to want to make another set. Your scrappy look is so authentic and timeless-looking, and the variety of fabrics in each block is beautiful.

Just for your "records," the brown fabric with the red berries is titled "The Civil War Era 1855-1870 Kirk Collection for Benartex" from a very many years ago. I have it in the light brown, dark brown, and green, and I've used the dark brown as the background in my shirtings block. It's always been a special favorite of mine.

I look forward to seeing what you make next :)

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