Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Civil War Saturdays

"The Civil War Diary Quilt"  by Rosemary Youngs

I have been collecting Civil War reproduction fabric for years... and years... having a very large stash I have decided to start my Civil War quilt.  It's my New Years resolution, to start a Civil War quilt based on the blocks from Rosemary Youngs book, "The Civil War Diary Quilt"  The book contain 121 blocks... it will take time to complete, but just think of the masterpiece we will end up with!  What a wonderful treasure!  Join me starting this Saturday at the beginning... January 1st... don't worry, the first Saturday will be pretty low key... gathering fabrics and a game plan.  I will set up a flickr group for everyone to post photos... there will be prizes along the way... my plan is to follow along with the book completing the blocks following the order of the book.  Work on the block on Saturday and post your results on Sunday.  There will be a bit of Civil War history along the way.  I will include links to some history sites as we take our journey.  The book can be found on Amazon.com at a resonable price.  I've had my copy for several years now and have ooggled over it almost starting the project several times.  It's time to start!  Feel free to post my 'Civil War Quilt' button and link it to my blog. 

It's time to unite and start a masterpiece in 2011!


  1. I will have to check out this book! I just made my first quilt so I'm not up to the challenge yet, but good luck! I'm sure it will be awesome.

  2. I made some of these blocks a good while back. Need to get back to it.

  3. I just found your blog. I'm going to check out the book...I have a lot on my plate. Sister is having mastectomy on Monday, busy with kids,parents are living with us but I NEED a distraction so I'm going to check it out and I might join you. I've always wanted to do one of these and I'm happy to have found this at the beginning.