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Monday, December 8, 2008

More Blocks for Civil War Quilt!

Finished up 2 more sets of 5 blocks for the Civil War quilt, moving right along on this one, it's going more quickly than I thought it would. Perhaps because these are familar blocks! The ones on top of course are Churn Dash and the others are the ever familiar Friendship Star. This quilt is another one that is like a sampler quilt, but you do 5 blocks of 9 different ones and then set them together on point. Setting on point should be interesting.

We had our DFW Gang Christmas get together on Saturday and had a wonderful time. We played games, and talked and laughed and shopped and did a little bit of sewing. I think Jackie and Debi got the most sewing done!!! Kudos go to them! I spent a lot of time talking until my voice gave out to laringitis! What a great group of gals. We met online at the Quilting Passion forum and all live in the greater Dallas area. Each time we get together we have a contest and make blocks for Project Linus--such a neat thing to do! We played Left, Right and Center--a game where roll special dice and pass around Fat Quarters and this time we were to bring ugly ones and guess who won all 72 of them---yup, you guessed it!!! So last night I worked at pairing them off into bundles of 6 to make Yellow Brick Roads for Project Linus---they don't seem so ugly when used together!!!! I'm sure there's a life lesson there somewhere!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



Terry said...

Your blocks look great Jan! And BTW...I've nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. You can find the details on my blog! :0)

Wilma NC said...

Congrats on your win Jan. It's so nice that you all get to be friends.

~Bren~ said...

I have enjoyed the Civil War blocks you have made. I was seriously considering it for myself, but could not find the pattern. I DID find countless other free patterns at the site you gave...SOOOOO many quilts, so little time!
You Egg Money sampler is wonderful!!!!

pollyanna said...

The blocks are great! And it was so wonderful to talk with all of you! I wish I could have been there...Christmas isn't Christmas without Dallas :) *smooch*