Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mud Hole

I took some liberty and skipped the next block in the book, 'Sad Fate' and worked on 'Mud Hole'.  I will get back to the other block.  'Mud Hole' seemed like a good block to work on today.  It's a rainy wet day here in Minnesota.  I work at the greenhouse this afternoon and I'm sure I will feel like I'm in a 'Mud Hole' today.  This block is such an easy block to do and would make a lovely quilt or table runner if used solely.  I've never done a pineapple style block so I particularly enjoyed making this one.  I've forgotten how much I love to do log cabin blocks.  The pineapple block is a variation of a log cabin. So here is how I completed 'Mud Hole' from Rosemary Youngs book, 'The Civil War Diary Quilt'.
Here are my fabric choices for the block.  I actually had the same green in my Civil War Stash that Rosemary uses for her block.

I cut my fabric into strips and write the colors on my foundation paper which I printed up using Rosemary's CD.  Makes working on these blocks so much easier!

Sewing on the line.....

Only a couple more rows to go... this block is constructed from the inside - out....

Mud Hole
July 3, 1864
Remember to post you Civil War Saturday blocks on the flickr group!  I love to see photos.  Rosemary has a new book out.  'The Civil War Anniversary Quilt'  There is also a companion CD available which I highly recommend if you buy the book.  Both items are on my list of things to get.  They looks wonderful and I would recommend the book even before I have a copy myself!  I have heard good things about it so far.  You can order her book through her website.

Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you,

5 comments:

  1. Youe block is awesome and also your fabric!

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  3. Very Cute! Makes me want to start quilting again!

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  4. Hi, I made this exact same block almost a month ago, have a look http://marelize-ries.blogspot.com/2012/04/sampler-quilt-block-5-pineapple.html I enjoyed using the foundation piecing method, makes the finished result look perfect!

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