Monday, February 20, 2012

Battle Hymn Flag Print


I called this flag print "Shiloh" after an 1862 Tennessee battle.
According to the National Park Service site:
"No soldier who took part in the two day’s engagement  at Shiloh ever spoiled for a fight again.”


The document print came from a very ragged comforter, a charm quilt made of hexagons. I had one piece of this patriotic print very much like the Sharpsburg Tan on the left. The only other piece worth saving in the comforter was a U.S. Grant presidential campaign fabric from the late 1860s or 1870s somewhat like this:


So I have dated the flag print as 1870s, like most of the prints in the tied comforter.


A few weeks ago I spent a few days sewing with my friend Bobbi who is making the Checkered Past pattern from a pack of fat eighths of 1862 Battle Hymn.

See the pattern with a photo of Bobbi's ancestor Hancy by clicking here:




I bet she has the top done by now.

The quilt is similar to the Lincoln Museum Quilt that Deb Rowden and I did for the museum in Springfield, Illinois a few years ago.


We used plaids and stripes---sort of like this. It's a digital sketch.

 See more here:


7 comments:

susan said...

I can't wait to fonder my new Battle Hymn
bundle, should be arriving in the mail any day now.

Sujata Shah said...

I love the quilt you and Deb made for the museum. Thanks for the inspiration.

WoolenSails said...

I really like how she used lighter fabrics for the stars, gives it a more vintage look. I need to start going through my books and find a pattern to use them in. Now that my room is clean, enjoying sewing on the machine again.

Debbie

fiberchick said...

I love your use of the plaids and stripes...

Becky in VA said...

Great post!

Frieda said...

I love stars and stripes.

quilting Jeannet said...

It is one of the most beautiful fabrics I saw either, I love it and bought al the fabrics!