Welcome to all, my regular visitors and all those who made the jump from Amy´s site to mine - thanks for dropping by, and thanks to Amy for hosting once again this amazing festival which always makes me finish something (nothing like a little pressure...).
The quilt I want to share with you today started out as the Civil War Diary quilt by Rosemary Youngs, but even when I started it I knew I didn´t want such a huge quilt. So I stopped after I had sewn 1/3 of the blocks. Then last year there was Barbara Brackman´s Civil War Quilts Block of the Week, and I started sewing those, with a faint idea of combining those two projects even though the blocks had different sizes. So I framed the CWDQ blocks with blue, added red cornerstones and combined everything into an on-point layout.
The inner border is a strip of scrapped off-white and cream-coloured fabrics, and I have written most of the Gettysburgh Address on it. I don´t know when I had this idea, but somehow it seemed just perfect. I have always admired this speech, not only for the noble sentiments it expresses but also for the elegant rhetorics.
I then quilted the whole thing with feathers. Each block contains two curved feathers, and there is an endless feather around the whole border. I tried to take a picture of the back, but white-on-white quilting doesn´t really show that well.
I finished it yesterday evening and I am still discovering threads to be snipped every now and then.
Well, if you have read this far, thanks again for looking in, and why don´t you just go back to Amy´s and have a look at all these fantastic quilts on display?