Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dixie Diary Done

Dixie Diary
by Denniele Bohannon
She appliqued stars on the pieced blocks.

Denniele used prints from my reproduction collection
1862 Battle Hymn

In 2013 I posted a free Civil War block-of-the-month pattern for Dixie Diary, which told the true story of Sarah Morgan of Baton Rouge in twelve simple blocks.

The history was based on Sarah's diary.

See more at my Civil War Quilts blog, Scroll down to see posts on last year's block of the month.

Dixie Diary by Stitch & Knit---all pieced

The blocks were basic with optional hearts and stars appliqued.

Dixie Dairy by Kris Loves Fabric
Kris did hers a few years ago when
Sandi Brothers kitted it up at her shop
A Quilt of Many Colors.

Here's Sandi's version

Dixie Dairy by American Homestead
Patterns included instructions for 2 sizes: 8" Blocks or 12" Blocks.

Dixie Diary 2 by Terry
at Honas52

Repeated 8" inch blocks

Dustin Cecil made the blocks different sizes,
repeated some and devised his own set.

If you'd like to start the 12 blocks there are links to each free pattern in the left column on the Civil War Quilts blog. It's a simple project with a complex story about a Louisiana family during the War.

We're all on to the next project but I'll leave these posts up for a year or two.


  1. I sew appreciate your generosity. Thank you

  2. Thanks so much for including my quilt in your post! I really enjoyed that QAL and the quilt is the one we use on our bed :) Deb and Sandi did a great job facilitating the QAL and it was fun to get the installments...thanks for providing a window into the past for us to learn!