Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Conquering the Rebels

Well, no actual rebels were conquered this weekend, but I did finish putting together the top of Park Ranger Boyfriend's Civil War Quilt.

The blue sashing and border fabrics are all from Barbara Brackman's 1862 Battle Hymn line, and the cream and red floral sprig print on the inner border is from an older Civil War collection not by Barbara Brackman that I temporarily borrowed from my mom's stash.

So now this baby needs quilted and bound. I am very inclined to hand quilt it but let's remember that my first quilt still isn't finished 8 years later because the hand quilting isn't done. But I really like (love) Park Ranger Boyfriend, so we might do it anyways. He very nicely asked if it would be done by the time he is done working at the park for the season and back at home working on a book for the winter. I can totally picture him reading history books over the winter with this thing.

Have you ever undertaken a time-consuming/difficult project for someone you love???


  1. Well, as recently posted, I spent a whole eight or ten hours on my boyfriend's quilt, so clearly, our love blooms undying. ;) I might not be the best person to ask!

    I love this quilt though! I'm not a huge reproduction fan (in spite of my very close affiliation with the 19th century), but this is just a great pattern and you've pulled it off beautifully! Park Ranger Boyfriend is very lucky! :)

    One question though: how did you "temporarily borrow" something that is now a part of your quilt top?

  2. Love that look of your civil war quilt.. Great job.. Lucky him..:)

  3. I love the border on this quilt. It's just perfect! Are you going to do Grandmother's Choice with Barbara Brackman?

    1. Thanks so much! I am not sure if I will do the Grandmother's Choice, the reproduction type quilts aren't usually my personal style, but this was a special exception for the boyfriend.

  4. The colors in this quilt are great. I think that outer border just ties everything together.

  5. Beautiful quilt! I was going to comment that my friend from high school made a civil war quilt recently, too... but then I went back to find her post and link to it and saw that you already commented on it and therefore already know about it! I guess the blogging/quilting world is smaller than I thought! :)


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