Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Civil War Eagle Sampler

I had the pleasure of quilting this fantastic Barbara Brackman Civil War Sampler pattern stitched up by SL of Seattle, WA. The workmanship on this top is outstanding, and the applique stitches are so tiny that I could barely see them. In fact, I had to look at the back to see how the stitching was done on the eagle in the center.

The corner blocks are very large, so I brought down the size by stitching straight lines in the corners.  That gave me a reasonable space for wreath motifs.

Here is the back of the same corner.  Oh how the sun gave me some great photos on this day.

Samplers give the opportunity for block by block quilting motifs, and I took advantage of that on this top.

The fabrics and block designs on this top are quite lovely.

another shot of the back.  This floral was so pretty.  A great choice for the back.

Some ruler work, free motion feathers, I got to mix it up on this one!

Here is a full shot of the quilt.  I love the punch of chrome yellow  in the different blocks.  It really bounces off the navy prints.

And the touches of red make this shine.  Such great prints and fabrics were used.

Lots of techniques were also used on this piece. 
I don't know if this pattern is available, you would have to check with Barbara Brackman.  Link at top of this  post.
What I used - Wool batting,  Sew Fine by Superior Thread.  Straight rulers, circle templates  and free hand feathers.  Border was quilted 'piano key' style, using Lisa Calle's Pro Line ruler.

I have a weekend of sewing coming up, I can't wait!  I hope you get to stitch this weekend.



Mimi said...

Beautiful quilting. I wish I could be a fly on the wall in your studio.

Lori said...

Lovely quilting Sharon!! That backing is lovely!!

Janet O. said...

You say the workmanship on the top is outstanding--I say the workmanship on the quilting is just as outstanding! Beautiful job!

Nifty Quilts said...

Sharon, It's absolutely beautiful!! I know Sally will be thrilled. I can't wait to see it--very soon!

Barbara Brackman said...

That pattern is so old it was a paper pattern. I should digitize it and put it in my Etsy shop. Outstanding patchwork & quilting! I bet I know that Sally.

Karen said...

The quilt is oh so good. A quilt with an eagle always tempts me. Great quilting!