I needed some more hand quilting thread last Saturday. While shopping at JoAnn's Fabric Store I looked at the quilting books for inspiration for new quilts. I saw this book using Civil War Reproduction Fabrics. This is something new to me and something that I think will work well in my home and style.
I did not have any Civil War Reproduction Fabrics to start a new quilt with; but I was anxious to try one of the patterns in the book. I went through my scraps and picked out some that I thought would work. I have lots of small scraps of material in my stash. I found this pattern called "Small Joys" that uses a lot of small pieces. This is what I worked on last week.
I machine pieced the quilt and then I used both machine and hand quilting on finishing the quilt. Here is a picture with lighting that shows more of the quilting designs. The quilt measures 17 inches by 22 inches.
I ordered some Civil War fabrics from eBay and they arrived in yesterdays mail. I will be adding to these prints and using them in some of the other patterns.
Sometimes my husband will just order a surprise for me and what a surprise to receive this present in the mail one day. It goes well with my little quilt.
I hope to be able to stay focused on quilting and make lots of new little quilts this year. I am still busy hand quilting on some of my larger quilts.
Wishing you a safe and warm weekend.