I also started another civil war cot quilt a month or so ago. My friend Kaye Dawn Epps from our local quilt guild showed this quilt at our guild's Sew and Tell a few months ago and I loved loved loved it. She made hers with modern red, white, green, and blue fabric and it turned out gorgeous! The block pattern is called 'Kentucky Crossing' and is a fun period quilt block. The pattern can be found at www.homeofthebravequilts.com and was written by Patricia and James Cummings. It is a Sanitary Commission reproduction quilt pattern found at the A.K. Smiley Library, Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, CA.
So of course I used civil war reproduction fabrics for my quilt. Most of the fabric I used was fabric that I like and just purchase over time, but some of it is made from leftovers of the civil war dresses I have made. Emmitt loved seeing his dress fabric in the quilt. He would point it out every time! He also recognized Kendal's dress fabric, and my dress fabric. I guess that is what the ladies would have done 150 years ago when they made quilts for their soldiers off at war.
The sashing and corner stones sure add to the layout.
I laid down the backing fabric, a pretty black floral civil war reproduction fabric, and taped it to the carpet. Then I laid out the cotton batt and then the wool batting. It was so so soft!
Here is the finished quilt, hanging sideways, but complete. It will hopefully keep a sweet Rebel soldier warm while out fighting The War of Northern Aggression!
So, that is what I have been up to lately. Well, sort of. The months of August and September were busy ones for me and I am looking forward to a nice carefree fall!