The War is Won!


By Judith on January 28, 2012
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I’m excited to show you my finished Civil War Quilt!
This is a 70th Birthday present for my Dad, who is widely read in Military History, the American Civil War in particular.
On the back are personalised messages from all the members of his immediate family.
The decision to quilt it with condensed 3/4″ lines wasn’t so much a decision as an organic process.  But I really like it and for me it echos the stripes in the American flag, symbolised by this block:

Each block represents a diary entry from the ‘Diary of a Civil War Quilt’ book, written by women who lived the civil war.  

I love quilts that have a story to tell.  And this quilt is a story for my dad and about my dad.  This will be handed over on 12th February, and I can’t wait!  
So that’s my big news for today!
This afternoon is Bee Blessed, so I’ll hopefully have more pics on our progress for you tomorrow.
Have a wonderful weekend!