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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ruffled Roses Progress: Ann

Here is my progress on the Susan Garman quilt top. It is going to be a large quilt, but the next few months will be working on the last 2 rows. As you can see, it started with a square and has increased on all four sides each month. The section I just added is 3/4 inch squares, set in 4 square and turned point to point. LITTLE PIECES. You can also see that I took out the lopsided end to the center and re-did it. I only had to take out about 1/3 of the work and I re-appliqued it by machine, so it went back together without the time of hand stitches.

Betty, from our mystery quilt group, has inspired me to do the Civil War Block of the Week from Barbara Brackman.
I cut out the blocks on Thurs & Fri, and then spent part of Friday and most of Saturday (while listening to conference) sewing them together. Some went really fast and others I had to pick out and try it again.
The blocks come out every Saturday, so after I got the 13 done, I went back to the site and downloaded the last one. I am fascinated by the site and the stories she is adding to the blog. This is the Sesquicentennial year of the Civil War and this is a work of history.

6 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

The Susan Garman quilt top is beautiful. I love the colors you selected. So many tiny little squares!
Your Civil War blocks are wonderful!!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful!! I can´t belief that you started on Susan Garmans bom this year. To me it looks just to much. I keep aesembling sewing last year bom, Star crazy.

dq said...

Everytime I see your new Susan Garmen quilt I am tempted to break my commitment to start something new. I am going to regret not doing this one -- it's beautiful!

I also SO WISH I could be doing the civil war blocks with you. I need to get the link from you to check out the stories.

Ann T. said...

Here is the link:
http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/
Enjoy

Marie said...

I love your Susan Garman quilt. It looks like a lot of work, but it is beautiful. You've been accomplishing a ton!

moollin said...

It's gorgeous!! and finished already,and it's only the 7th April. Wow!!