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 you know what 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.
Finished and photo taken right before the rain
Scrap Jar Stars