Manassas Railroad - Finished!

Well, I had grand plans of posting this days ago, but my Netbook decided to have heart failure instead. She's on the way to the doctor and I'm stuck using my husband's laptop for the time being.
Oh, and also, I was sewing the binding on while here. Hardship, I tell you.


So now that I'm home...

My dad volunteers at the Manassas Battlefield, so a couple of months ago, I contacted Barbara Brackman for a block idea for Manassas. She said she was planning on using Railroad Crossing in her Civil War Quilt Along, since the Battle of Manassas was fought over the railroad junction.

The quilt includes reproduction fabrics by Barbara Brackman (Moda, Civil War Homefront) and Jo Morton (Andover, Indigo Berries). The sashing is Dimples (Andover) with cornerstones that make little shoo flies. The border and backing is from the Mark Twain collection (Windham).

 The quilting is straight lines along the red fabric, crossing in the middle like a railroad junction.
It measures 58x68" and is bound in the Indigo Berries.

And now I'm hooked on the Civil War Quilt Along. At least I only need to do two blocks a week to catch up.

Manassas Railroad - Top Finished!

I finished the top for Manassas Railroad this week - in time for Father's Day!
The borders are from a Mark Twain fabric collection. It has the same accent colors as the Civil War fabrics, but the background blue is much lighter. I'm not sure it was the right choice...but Mark Twain is one of my favorite writers, so I'll buy anything marketed as his.
It measures about 58x68.
The black lump of fur retreated to the chair to glare at me after being told to get off the quilt ten times during the basting process.

Design Wall Monday - Week 24

More of the Railroad Crossing...

As I finish piecing a block, I add it to a row on the design wall. It's nice to have all the same blocks, so I don't have to keep track of what goes in which row!

The quilt will be 5x6 blocks, so I'm more than halfway through. I need to start piecing the horizontal sashing as I finish putting on the corner triangles.
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