Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Civil War Love Letter Quilt Blocks

Several quilters on blogs are doing the Civil Wars Love Letters Quilt, a few blocks at a time. I thought it would be fun to join in the circle so I found the book at, wow fast service, I ordered it on Sunday and it came Tue.
I was anxious to catch up so I hit sewing room early this morning, to make a few blocks.
Each block has a love letter pertaining to the name of the block. I haven't read the letters yet, just felt the need to sew today. I am going to sit down this evening and read the letters that go with the blocks I did today and the ones I plan on doing tomorrow. By the way, there is a total of 121 blocks, this may take awhile, but that's ok I always say it is the journey not the destination.

I started with a few easier blocks,this one is "March in the Mountains", all of the blocks are 6" finished, this block has 7/8" finished squares.
"Hospitals""Papers From Home"
"Americus Soldiers Relief Society"

Then I worked on a tote bag, the tutorial for the bag is on Andrea's blog June 2007, Thanks Andrea your directions are very clear.
The bag still needs a handle but I ran out of steam, hopefully will finish it tomorrow. While making the bag I came up with a plan to make the next one a little shorter and use a few Jelly Roll strips.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Your blocks are lovely - great beginning

  2. I did join in on the Sew Many Blocks ring. I will be working out of the Civil War Diary Quilt book, though I want to get the Love Letter's one.
    Your blocks are wonderful.
    I love the bag!!

  3. Wow you have been busy, Bren and I chatted today about the group effort for these blocks and we decided to join in on the fun. I'm still trying to decide which book to get, Love Letter, or the War Diary... decissions, decissions. Love your bag.

  4. Love your fabric choices on the blocks you chose to make today.
    ARen't they fun to make!
    great tote bag, thanks for posting the link to the pattern. I just might have to make one too!

  5. nice blocks, love the fabic...great tote bag, you are busy.

  6. Oh I love your Diary book came yesterday so I'll be pulling some fabrics today to do some of those blocks to add to my Love Letter blocks from last week. Oh these are so much fun.

  7. Great fabrics in the bag-- I love it. Your blocks look like an advertisement for the book-- Great display. Looks like you are having fun.

  8. I have been thinking about getting both the Love Letter and the Diary books. I just haven't done it yet. But, seeing yours gives me more motivation. I just might head on over to Amazon right now. You are doing a great job!

  9. love the colors...I've got to place and order for the Love Letter quilt. Good to know that Amazon can get it here quickly.

  10. Hello. Love the book about the civilwar. Must be special with love letters an all.Love to call back and se you making it.
    You have made a very nice bag and the pattern is a bit unusual with the V .
    Have a nice weekend !

  11. Your Civil War Love Letter blocks are just beautiful. In fact, I liked them so much I too went to Amazon to get the book. I just ordered the Mark Twain River_Story quilt kit too at Fons & Porter. Not enough hours in the day. I will definitely check back to see more of your blocks. Did you do the Dear Jane blocks too? Nancy

  12. wow love your blocks! Did you finish the quilt? Saw this post was from 2008!