Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Finished Quilt For the Book

Civil War Saturday Surprise, 90 x 100",
by Rosemary Youngs, machine quilted by Tammy Finkler, 2011

Rosemary has posted about her finished quilt with all the blocks.
Click here to read it:
http://rosemaryyoungs.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/a-years-worth-of-civil-war-blocks-thank-you-barbara-brackman/

 I sent her the final blocks a few weeks early so she could get it quilted and ship it to C&T Publishing as we are planning to do a book on the blog and this will be one of the finished samples.


I love the way she makes each block an individual composition. Each has a personality but they go together well. It's a talent that has helped make her Civil War Love Letter and Civil War Diary books so popular.

My deadline for the finished manuscript for the book is January 3rd 2012---so you can see we are in a bit of a rush to get quilts finished. The book will be out in about a year. (Seems like a very long time from now.)

I am so grateful to her for finishing this for the book, despite the fact that she is working on books of her own.

I'll keep this blog up for at least half of next year so when you get your quilts finished send me pictures or post them on the Flickr page and I'll post them here.

She's very nice on her post in thanking me for all this work---but it really isn't work to me. I love to tell the stories and it gives me an excuse to read more---plus you guys did all the sewing.

19 comments:

Rosemary Youngs said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful post and the honor of using my quilt in your next book . It was so much fun to participate in the Civil War Saturdays . Thank you so much for sharing with so many.

Marianne said...

Thank you so much for these great blocks! I don't know what I'll miss more - the blocks each week or the stories. I would love another yearful but I know how much work it has been.

Sue Daurio said...

Wow that is a great quilt. I can't wait until the book comes out. I'll be one of the first in line to get it.

Jane said...

I am so happy that you are making a book out of this Civil War quilt journey! The quilt I am making is for my brother and sister in law and I was going to put together your blog posts for them to understand all the quilt squares.........but now I can just give them your book! So excited!
Thank you so much for this quilt along. I've had the squares on my design wall all year and am just starting to sash them. I can't wait to see my finished quilt!

Miki Willa said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful year full of great information and wonderful blocks. I will certainly be on the lookout for the book to add to my library.

Bertie said...

Beautiful your quilt for the cover of your book, it will be a must have:))
I have enjoyed your Civil War stories so far and the blocks, I will make them some day too.

Happy Christmas.

Mary said...

Rosemary's quilt is wonderful! And I'm sure we all join her in a big thank you to you. I've really enjoyed reading this each week even when my sewing fell behind.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Love the fabrics, too! Will look for the book:o)
Happy sewing

Pip said...

Rosemary has made a lovely quilt for your book. Once the blocks are finished for the year, my week will be a little bit emptier, now I'll be looking forward to the book coming out.

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Rosemary quilt looks wonderful the local quilt shop handed these blocks. Thank you so much for the blocks I enjoyed making these blocks,I will look for the book. Thank you again

Diane said...

Rosemary's quilt is really wonderful, and I was lucky enough to be in a little email group with her this past year. Several of us did the blocks week by week, and Rosemary's enthusiasm was really contagious! Almost every Saturday began with a discussion of the weekly CW block!

Thank YOU Barbara for a wonderful year. I'm really sorry to see it end.

Diane said...

Rosemary's quilt is really wonderful, and I was lucky enough to be in a little email group with her this past year. Several of us did the blocks week by week, and Rosemary's enthusiasm was really contagious! Almost every Saturday began with a discussion of the weekly CW block!

Thank YOU Barbara for a wonderful year. I'm really sorry to see it end.

Diane said...

Rosemary's quilt is really wonderful, and I was lucky enough to be in a little email group with her this past year. Several of us did the blocks week by week, and Rosemary's enthusiasm was really contagious! Almost every Saturday began with a discussion of the weekly CW block!

Thank YOU Barbara for a wonderful year. I'm really sorry to see it end.

SweetPepperRose said...

This quilt is too beautiful for words! It's awesome. I'm just finding this project post now, so I'll have to go back and read the year's postings to catch up. Maybe get the book?
Again, beautiful!
JoAnn
www.sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

Merilyn said...

Wow! what a wonderful quilt using all those gorgeous blocks that we have been keenly looking forward to each weekend!!! Rosemary has done a lovely job, I know her work well and have several of her books as I have of yours too!!!
It has been a wonderful year of sewing these special blocks, I have thoroughly enjoyed each one and have learned so much along the way!
Thankyou so much for all the lovingly put together posts and for making this an unforgettable year of shared sewing with quilters all over the world!!!

Barbry said...

The quilt is great! Still catching up. Have 30 blocks done. What will I do with myself when it's done? Thank you so much for all your hard work!!!

Vivian said...

This has been a great series. When the book is publihsed in 201, will you include the "civil war fabric stash" information in it? I found that information an excellent companion to all the block designs although you may alredy have covered this in one of your other books.

I also hope the post you did on Memorial Day will be included too. I so look forward to seeing the book come out and getting it!

The Calico Quilter said...

As the year ends I wanted to express my appreciation for the work you did in putting this marvelous collection together. It made my Saturday mornings to jump out of bed, check out the new block, read the interesting historical background and then make the block before I did anything else that day. I know that I will treasure the quilt that results from this enthralling year.

Mimi said...

Hats off to you and Rosemary for making this quilt happen.

I am sure by seeing the quit finished many more will get finishing this long term - historical project.... then to we have a book to look forward to.. does not get much better than that.