Circle of FriendsSomehow you all know about this surprise quilt made for me from blocks sent in by subscribers to this blog.
"This quilt was made for Barbara Brackman in appreciation for her Civil War Block of the Week...."
Dustin and Becky and others of you coordinated 49 [Becky says 56 not 49!!!] blocks from around the world.
Becky set it and asked Deb Jacobs to machine quilt it.
Both did a lovely job.
Becky bordered it with a stripe from the Civil War Reunion collection.
That's a heck of a miter.
Becky used the sashing and cornerstones set for a 7 x 7 grid.
It's already off to the publisher for official photography for the book.
Here's what the label says:
Then it has all your names.
> This quilt was made for Barbara Brackman in appreciation of her Civil> War Block of the Week featuring a weekly history lesson and quilt> pattern December 2011 Quilters became a circle of friends as they> enjoyed the history, stitched their blocks and shared them on Flickr> The blocks for this quilt came from Australia, Canada, France,> Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal and the United States of America.> Assembled by Becky Brown, Quilting by Deb Jacobs.
Thank you each and everyone.
Christmas 1862 by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly