Thursday, January 29, 2015
The blue and the gray
My name is Betty and I have a fabric addiction. I love fabrics! Civil War reproduction fabrics, Jo Morton fabrics, Primitive Gatherings fabrics, Fig Tree fabrics, wools, and flannels are some of my favorites. Some women shop for shoes and purses I shop for fabric! AppleJack learned long ago the one sure way to make me happy was to take me fabric shopping.
One of my favorite quilt magazines is Primitive Quilts. Being a Prim girl this comes as no surprise. The magazine contains instructions for more than just quilts--there is rug hooking, needle punch and wool appliqué.
In the fall, I was searching through back issues of the magazine looking for the hexie project and I found another project which caught my eye. In the Summer 2013 issue of Primitive Quilts, Melissa Lussier, Cornbread and Beans Quilting Company has a quilt she calls Blue and Gray.
Melissa used Barbara Brachman's Battle Hymn charm pack fabrics. Her finished quilt is 37 1/2 x 46. In addition to using the Battle Hymn charm pack I will also be using a charm pack by Judie Rothermel called Charleston. The backing/sashing fabric is Jubilee by Barbara Brackman.
Working with the fabrics in these charm packs is pure delight. Beautiful fabrics with names (Battle Hymn and Charleston) representative of the struggle between the north and the south.