Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dust Off Your Books Hop




I would like to thank Bea @ BeaQuilter for hosting this hop.  This reminds me of the Let's Book It that I sponsored for a few years.  Dust off those books, magazines, and saved patterns and use them.


I had made a quilt in this book way back and I could make everyone of them.  Since I have been working so many modern pieces lately, I felt the urge to get back to my love of Civil War fabrics and heritage patterns.


I had the Red Cross quilt on my "to-do" list for some time, so I chose this pattern.  I know it as the Soldier Cot Quilt, but they call it the Blue and Grey in the book.


I changed the cuts from 1/4" size to 1/2" so I would get a larger finish.  Pulling scraps the Red Crosses went quickly as well as the blue larger 9-patches, both simply chained thru the machine.

  
I went with square edges rather than rounding the corners.  I used all scraps from the bins so a true utilitarian quilt.  I even pieced two batting left overs - the last of my Hobbs Heirloom used up.  Simple stitch in the ditch and crosshatch to give this a nice soft, comforting feel.


The back is an older Windham line and I had to piece the three chunks - cutoffs from using it on another quilt.  A left over binding that was just enough - I was sweating those last few inches. 


Finished size is 50" x 56"  A lot of fabrics used up from the stash.

Please be sure to visit today's other hosts:
Wednesday Feb 20th

Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Brenda at songbirddesigns
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

26 comments:

  1. A lovely quilt and all from stash love it!

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  2. cute quilt! (I don't know if I remember that blog hop, but it's always good to dig out old books again)

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  3. Very cute quilt. I love those red crosses.

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  4. Great version of the red cross quilt! Hmmm, I have that book ...

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  5. I saw a Soldier's Cot quilt once and have always wanted to make one. Yours turned out really lovely in the fabrics you chose. Thanks for sharing it!

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  6. Wow this turned out gorgeous. I love the fabrics you have used. I made a sampler civil war quilt for my son when he got married. I used reproduction fabrics and I used the book Civil War Sampler by Barbara Brackman. The cool thing about those blocks is that each one has a history. My daughter in law loved it so I got her the same book because she wanted to make pillows to go with it. Thank you for sharing today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  7. Beautiful quilt. I love the Civil War repros and need to use up more of mine

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  8. The simplicity of this quilt pattern is wonderful. Great use of your various scraps and bits and pieces.

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  9. Fabulous quilt! It looks 100+ years old.

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  10. That really is gorgeous and feels like it's an heirloom quilt from years ago. I love using up "stuff" and I've resorted to piecing battings together myself. There is just something satisfying about waste not want not. If only I would excel on the want not part a little more. LOL!

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  11. Just a beautiful finish to your quilt--nice work hugs, Julierose

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  12. Very pretty quilt. Lovely colors. Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  13. Wonderful finish. I've got to get back to my Civil War fabrics too.

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  14. I love this quilt. It does have a heirloom feel, so wonderful!

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  15. A brilliant quilt with a beautiful finish. Fantastic!

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  16. What a nice job you did on replicating the quilt from that book!! Looks like a cozy one. Even better since it's straight out of the fabric stash!!

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  17. That looks so pretty. What a nice challenge you had!

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  18. It's fabulous Sharon! I also love the reproduction prints and feel the need to work with them from time to time!

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  19. Oh, just love your quilt....great job

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  20. Great quilt! Someone was working on this at our retreat last weekend.

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  21. What a nice quilt. I like when I can make something nice from what I have in my scraps and leftovers.

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  22. Another lovely finish from your scrappy stash.

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  23. It's beautiful! Even better that you were able to use up so many scraps and leftover bits :)

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  24. Hi Sharon, what a lovely quilt - and such a great way to use up some scraps!

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