Civil War Tribute Quilt BOM

February 25th, 2010 by under Quilting. 7 Comments.

Anyone out there making this quilt? It’s a project from http://homesteadhearth.com/ this is the link to the pattern update section of their site: http://homesteadhearth.com/pattern-updates.htm

I saw this quilt at Honey Bee Quilt Store, back in January, it called to me… I resisted… It continued to call for 3 whole weeks… I finally broke down and called to sign up for the program.

I’m both excited and scared, I’ve never done a BOM (Block of the Month) and while having made preparations for a king size quilt, all the material is cut out and waiting, I’ve not actually started sewing on it.

There is one other thing that concerns me with this quilt… POINTS…, I love points, don’t get me wrong, I just really get stressed working with them. So, I am actually hoping this experience will help me get past that phobia.

Ok, on to the quilt………..

It comes with all the fabric you will need to make the first 2 blocks, they will be 12″ x 12″ and 18″ x 18″ when finished in the  quilt.

Of course there is a colored picture of the block and its directions. Also included are some interesting facts about the battles of the Civil War. This month we visited Fort Sumter.

I decided that I had better make a practice block, since I didn’t have ready access to lots of extra fabric. So I assembled some of my favorite fabrics, cut them out and followed the directions. This was one of the resulting sections.

It took me 3 tries to get to this point, as they stated we needed to use a “scant” 1/4″ seam allowance. Now, I use a very scant seam allowance sewing miniatures, so naturally, I started there. It was too small, so I gradually increased the seam ’til I got what they were shooting for, on my machine, a Singer Quantum Quilter, 4 worked perfectly.

This is the completed 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″  block, which will eventually, wind up as a pillow, I think.

I’m now ready to cut out and sew the correct materials and hope that my points are as nice as these. Hope to get that done soon so I can post the pictures.

Ok, here’s the 18 1/2″ block

This makes me smile because I feel like I have finally begun to overcome my fear of points!

Happily Stitching,

Jen

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7 Comments

Merlin  on February 25th, 2010

Wow!!

Merlin  on March 18th, 2010

Jennifer showed me the BOM and it is beautiful! The blue doesn’t look as bright as it does in the picture. It looks more like a beautiful antigue blue. VERY pretty. ONE of these DAYS I will make a BOM quilt!

Merlin  on March 18th, 2010

I didn’t see that she added the BOM (that she showed me) until later. That is the antique blue I was talking about. I love antique colors!

monica  on June 1st, 2010

I am doing the BOM…twice! I have done months 1-4, and month 7, and I am working on month 5 right now. Month 7 has 2 different options for the block. You can see it by going to Homesteadhearth.com…good luck and let me know if you have any questions.

Jen  on June 5th, 2010

Wow, sounds like you have a LOT more time to quilt than I do! I have thought of making a couple of the blocks again just for fun. Are you making both quilts in the Civil War fabrics or are you picking different fabrics for one of them? Please keep us posted about your progress.

Phyllis  on June 30th, 2013

I’m making this quilt and am stuck on block 11. I need the dimensions for each step, so I can get the block to measure 36-1/2″. Can you help

Jen  on July 8th, 2013

Sorry it took so long to get back with you, we are in the process of a rather drawn out move.
The center of the large medallion is going to be 18 1/2 inches. You should get that easily if your seam allowances are all the same. Sometimes when we get in a hurry we tend to run the pieces through the machine in opposite directions, thus skewing our finished size.
If all your other blocks have turned out the correct finished size, double check your cutting/measuring, I had a bear of a time with one of the blocks, then realized that 1/2 my squares were the wrong size!
I’ll keep an eye on the blog to see if you have further questions. Perhaps if you have a picture or two I might be able to determine something from looking at them.
Hope all goes well with the quilt, you will be pleased/proud when you finish it.
Jen

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