Today’s featured quilt from our new book Civil War Remembered is called One Flag and measures 36″ 36″. The sweet little star blocks finish 3″ x 3″ and don’t miss the one flag in the upper left hand corner. Heidi thinks the geraniums are fragrant – I just think they’re beautiful. Our new book can be ordered from Amazon, Farm Chick Quilts, or your local quilt shop. It will be released later this month.
For the person wanting to locate the Puddle Duck block – it can be found in Jo and Kelli’s new book called Country Girl Modern and is available from Jo’s Country Junction. Beth T. contacted me after I picked her as the lucky winner of the book.
About Emma’s hair – this hair that sheds in the spring falls out by itself but I have read that this is highly sought after by weavers as it is considered “cashmere” in its texture. The birds pluck it off the ground as it’s being shed and I find it woven into nests. I always forget to tell you that the nest I have watched all winter is still hanging on the branch. I think it was made by a Baltimore Oriole but from what I’ve learned online, they do not return to a previous nest so when it comes down, it’s mine.
When I wrote the introduction to Civil War Remembered, I told about a quilt I made many years ago that was designed by our friends at Little Quilts. I went on to say that I searched for the exact fabrics they used in the original model but I urged the reader to be brave and creative when making scrap quilts from reproduction fabrics. I still love my “carbon copy” quilt but scrap quilts can be many combinations. Be brave!