QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Civil War Reproduction Prints

Ann Kimble showed me her paper pieced medallion top
made with precuts of my Civil War Crossing prints for Moda.

I love how she fussy cut the stripes.


This collection of reproduction prints came out in 2009. 
We know it takes a while to do these hexagon quilts.


See more of Ann's patterns for paper piecing by clicking here:


Annette Chavez has just finished her version of the vase and flowers from the "Frost on the Fern" quilt in Barb Adams's and Alma Allen's When The Cold Wind Blows. The toile background is fabulous. The whole thing is fabulous. She says she is going to call it "Toil on Toile".



My favorite part: She used a reproduction red from Civil War Homefront for the vase.




I do a Civil War reproduction collection every year or so. There are common shades between them so you can build a stash of tans, reds, blues, browns, etc with print styles such as paisleys, stripes, foulards and patriotic prints.


The star print and others are from the
 last three Civil War reproduction collections I've done
with the Union print in Civil War Reunion.

The precuts for the 2011 line Civil War Reunion are in the shops now and the yardage should be out in February with more reds, browns, blues and a great eggplant purple.
One more reason to be glad that February only has 28 days.

And see this Jacks quilt top from the 2010 collection Civil War Homefront at the Quilt Hollow blog.
http://www.quilthollow.com/2010/08/jacksthe-schnibble-kind.html

1 comment:

WoolenSails said...

Love the prints and the quilt she made. I have been making hexagon pieces, but I do it by hand, no paper piecing.

Debbie