Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Civil War Quilt.

A lovely sunny winter day  and I made some more progress today on my blocks for a Civil War quilt that was made in 1863 by Jane A Stickle. from Shaftsbury,Vermont.
I have the book Dear Jane. The book contains 225 patterns from the 1863 Jane A Stickle Quilt 80-1/4" -80-1/4". 5,602 pieces.
I am doing as much hand piecing as possible on my quilt
Each block pattern contains its own drafted pattern pieces. First I trace on to freezer paper then iron the freezer paper on to the template adding a 1/4" seam .My template is fine sandpaper so it doesn't move when I trace onto fabric ready to  cut. I hand sew with my needle taking 2 running stitches and 1 backstitch.
From the book above I can draft what block patterns I choose for my quilt and how many I would like to do.Ruler templates for the quilt squares and isosceles triangles for the border came with the book.
Choosing from the book that way I can create my own Baby Jane quilt hand piecing and needle turning my own replicia  of a Civil War Quilt 1863.
I"m not sure what the finished size will be, but I guess it will take 1-2yrs  to complete a number of these tiny blocks for my quilt.
I am happy today that I have made some more progress towards this .