Here’s the top finished. I’m waiting for backing fabric to arrive and then this will be the next one I FMQ.
I made this for Mr. W as he’s a huge Civil War buff. The fabrics are from Jo Morton and blocks from Barbara Brackman’s Grandmother’s Choice block of the week series. I bought the fabrics at a store called The Quilters Attic in Goodlettsville, Tennessee on our last trip to the USA. Here is the blog post from On The Grapevine where Mr. W wrote about the shop. They had a huge area upstairs with (what seemed like) a bazillion quilts to admire. They also had a nice nap area for men – complete with comfy chairs and Time magazines that were at least 10 years old.
One night last week, we were chatting about the back for it. He said he’d like a back with the Union and Rebel flags on it. I’m thinking to myself…..’yeah, like we’re going to find that fabric’. Well, I sent him to the Hancock’s of Paducah site and WOULD YOU BELIEVE it? He found exactly the flag fabric that he was looking for. Who’d of thunk it? 🙂