Today I am brave enough to share with you some of my Stars in a Time Warp blocks. I am trying to make three blocks for each color/fabric that Barbara Brackman selects with her quilt along.
For many years I collected Civil War fabrics. I got some bug up my a$$ once and decided to sell them all. Lately, seeing of the talented bloggers showcasing their blocks, along with the Barbara Brackman's Stars in a Time Warp quilt-along, got me thinking that I really should make another Civil War quilt. I told my friend Vic, who blogs here, that I wanted my fabrics back. She knew I was just kidding. But you know what? She sent me a fantastic assortment of prints. The purple prints she sent me are amazing. She also made me a wonderful lavender sachet which makes everything smell delightful in my sewing room.
I am learning so much about the history of fabric coloration techniques, locations and history of many quilt styles. How fashions dictated what would be used in quilts at a particular time, the history of the women who created some of these marvelous treasures.
Here are my purples
Reproduction stars in madder-style prints
Foulard-style prints which were popular for clothing in the 1860s.
Chrome yellow which is lemon-colored. It is a very intense yellow with a slight greenish cast.
I am getting much better with my block colors Thanks to the many suggestions and taking lots of peeks at all the wonderful quilter's blogs who are also participating.
My Give-Away Ends Sunday Night for my #Spring#Sprang#Sprung packet of fabric scraps and pattern to make this block.
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Tomorrow I'll post a picture of a completed purple flimsy for my Scrap Happy Saturday/Sunday
I got the top all sewn together but it was too dark out side to take a nice picture.
I'm joining along with all these wonderful quilters. Take a look.