Civil War quilt is finally done!

msmeowJune 30, 2013

I finally finished my Civil War quilt. This was a Nancy Rink BOM from 2011. I modified the borders to make it bigger for our king size bed. I finished the top in 2011...it just took me this long to get around to quilting it!

Sashing quilting:

Border quilting (from the back):

Block quilting (from the back):

That was my last finished top to be quilted. From now on I'm going to try to quilts tops as they are finished! I do have several projects in progress, but plan to quilt each one as the top is done.

Donna

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quiltingfox

I think it's a beautiful quilt! How big is each block? Congrats on finishing it and thanks for sharing.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:28AM
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msmeow

Thanks, Sandra! They are 16" blocks.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:36AM
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littlehelen_gw

Congratulations...I know if feels good to finish! Looks great, nice quilting!
V.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:51AM
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nannykins

Lovely, lovely quilting!
And beautiful quilt too.
Theresa

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 12:22PM
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toolgranny

That is just gorgeous. I love the fabrics and colors, my favorites. Good job.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 12:23PM
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teresa_nc7

Wonderful! Such interesting blocks and I love the colors you chose. Your quilting is very nice......I'm turning green with envy here.

Teresa

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 3:01PM
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loisflan

Beautiful quilt, Donna. And your quilting is fantastic. What type of machine do you have? Is it a long arm? Do you mark the designs on the quilt or free-hand them? And what makes a quilt a "Civil War" quilt? Patterns and fabrics that would have been available then?

Sorry for all the questions. You do lovely work. Lois

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 3:27PM
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msmeow

Thank you, everyone! It's nice to get a big project finished. :)

Lois, I have a 9" Juki on a Hinterberg frame. I free hand things like the leaves and feathers in the borders. The sashing and block designs came from a book I have - I copied them on paper then pinned the paper in place, sewed through it and tore it off.

The pattern was designed by Nancy Rink in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The fabrics are mostly CW reproductions in colors and patterns similar to those available in the 1860s.

Donna

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 6:39PM
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bev2009

The quilt is beautiful. Your quilting looks great, too. I have some relatives heading out for Gettysburg this week with tickets for the re-enactment. You finished it just in time!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:10PM
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tuppermom

Beautiful Donna! I have all of the block patterns printed but had already bought the pattern and focus fabric for Remembrances so did that one first. I still have a bunch of Civil War reproduction fabric so Nancy Rink's is still on my someday list.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:21PM
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fran1523

It's beautiful. You did a wonderful job on the quilting and the colors and pattern are lovely too. Enjoy using it.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 9:56AM
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lola99

Wonderful job Donna! Your piecing is perfect - look at all of those crisp points - and your quilting is really fantastic. I love the natural flow that you have with your FMQ feathers and leaves. Very nice job.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 10:15AM
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chickie1

Great job! I am making Eleanor Burn's Underground Railroad quilt. I like working with the colors and blocks. I will have to look for Nancy Rink's patterns. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful quilt. Excellent.
Darlene

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 10:47PM
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tuppermom

Darlene
Nancy Rink doesn't have this Civil War BOM on her website anymore. I printed them out so let me know if you want a copy. I suspect this would be Ok since it was a free BOM

Maryv

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 10:58PM
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day2day

Your quilt is beautiful.
I like your quilting too.
It's always nice to finish a project especially a big one.
I keep a quilt diary showing what I accomplish each day and it's always a thrill to write "IT'S FINISHED!!"
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 12:22AM
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msmeow

Mary, Nancy has it for sale on her website now, I think.

Geraldine, I should keep a diary, too! I do have pictures saved in annual folders, and I have a list on my bulletin board, but when I update the list I throw out the old one.

Donna

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 8:16AM
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rosajoe_gw

It is gorgeous Donna! I love feathers on a quilt. I saved that BOM too, I really need to go through my folders and organize them. Once I find the folders lol!
Rosa

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 12:08PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Donna, What a beauty! And your quilting is awesome. I wish you lots of luck in quilting each top as it's finished. *S*

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 1:16PM
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minnie_tx

This is beautiful. even if you never got around to quilting it lovely !!!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 9:33PM
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grammyp

OH, that is beautiful! Lovely top and great quilting, too. I haven't tried feathers yet, perhaps soon.

beverly

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 11:13PM
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quiltnhen

Wow! Give yourself an extra pat on the back for the quilting too.
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 1:39PM
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