Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Civil War Finishes

This weekend was Civil War Sunday at the shop and my friend Dawn Burchett brought in her basket project from the last Jo Morton Club all finished and quilted ~ she's just finishing stitching the binding down.

I love the colors she used, and the quilting was really cute. She used her embroidery machine to quilt in these little feathered wreaths. I believe she said that this is a Bernina motif. It's a perfect little design for this project.

She did a beautiful job centering these in the spaces. I find that to be the most difficult when machine embroidering.

For Civil War Sunday I worked on this quilt top that I'm making for my hubby. I'm making it out of all civil war era fabrics. He knows that I had started it for him ions ago, and every now and again he'll tease me about when he might see his quilt. I always tell him that his quilt is on the bottom of my pile and I have something more pressing to be doing. So this weekend I finished the quilt top, and I'll get it quilted up when he's not around (it's a throw size, so I'll tackle this one myself) and surprise him for his birthday. I don't think he reads my blog ~ hopefully it's still a surprise :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

8 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts!

Karen said...

Very nice! I'm a fan of civil war repro. quilts.

Stina said...

Love your friends lovely quilt.. like the quilting too.. .. Hubby will love your quilt... Good luck surprising him!!! :o)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Awesome quilt for your husband!

Rebecca P said...

Beautiful quilts, I just love Civil War fabrics too. Your Hubby is going to love his quilt.

Rita said...

Great quilts! I just love those Civil War fabrics.

Karen said...

The quilting on the basket quilt is wonderful! And a good choice of fabrics. Thank you for sharing the Civil War fabrics quilt.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, glad you were able to finish your top!
Dawn B.