My Quilting Buddy Hits the Big Time…well kinda and a Giveaway!



If you are new to the blog, welcome.  We typically put up new blog post twice daily so there is always something new and fresh here.  We host lots of giveaways too.  Click HERE and see what’s new today…

Yes there is a giveaway, I’ll get to that in a minute…First things first.  If you have read my blog at all, you know that my daughter Kelli and I are big quilting buddies…

Well my buddy hit the big times (well at least as big as it gets in our little world).  She has a quilt featured on Moda Bake Shop today!!  I think it’s a beauty…..

It was made with a Moda Fat Quarter Bundle of Barabara Brackman’s Battle Hymn 1862 fabric line.  Kelli added a Moda Solid in Parchment and in Brown to complete the quilt.  I am so in love.  The quilt is more complicated than most of the offerings on Moda Bake Shop but don’t let that discourage you in trying to make one.

Yes, there are lots of little pieces(Kelli is the QUEEN of little pieces) but once you have made one block, you just keep making more and before long, you’ll have all of them finished!  I really like this fabric line…the colors blend but aren’t matchy pooh-pooh.  I love the brown with it too….again blending but no matchy pooh-pooh either.  Perfect!!

I have such a great time sewing and crafting with my daughters and my sons.  I am super blessed to have them and really quite proud of each of them…

Kelli sewed lots of these blocks when we were having our sewing Saturdays.

Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics, a great online and store front quilt shop located in Fort Worth, Texas, is offering to give one of lucky readers a $40 gift certificate to be used towards their own stash of Battle Hymn 1862 fabric.  All you need to do is leave a comment and tell us if you have made a project using Civil War reproduction fabric.  I was just over to their site and was peaking at Cabbage Corner (Cabbage Rose’s Blog) to see some of their Quilt Market finds and at their Newest Shop Additions….oh what great project to make!

The pattern is free on Moda Bake Shop’s website.  Hurry on over there, leave a comment and let Kelli know what you think of her quilt….she needs a little quilty love.

If you are a giveaway junkie like me, you’ve hit the jack pot coming over to my blog.  There are THREE giveaways going on right now…this one, one for Word Play Quilts and one for Pretty Patchwork Quilts. Good luck!  I’ll pick all the winners next Tuesday.  Today I am linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Show if off Friday.


  1. Congratulations, Kelli! Beautiful quilt! I’m almost finished Bonnie Hunter’s Patches and Pinwheels using Civil War repros and shirting. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Lisa Cox says:

    That is gorgeous!
    I have never used civil war reproduction fabric for anything.
    I think I need to win some so I can try it out.

  3. Deb says:

    No, I’ve never quilted with any Civil War fabrics. i’d love to win this $40 giveaway. And congrats to your daughter being on moda blog.

  4. Nope – I’ve never used any Civil War Reproduction fabrics, although I’d love to! Thanks for an inspiring blog and a fun giveaway. And big congrats to Kelli!

  5. Janie La Pierre says:

    No, I have not made a quilt with Civil War reproduction fabrics, but I do have a nice fat quarter stack of repro. fabric. I was just re-doing my stash cabinet and found them and saying to myself “I need to make something with this.”

  6. I have not used the Civil War Reproduction fabrics, Yet! The color range is what I love. Subtle, calming, warm. Would love to have some.

  7. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    No I haven’t yet made a project with Civil War repros, but our guild does have a speaker coming in July that comes in full Civil War dress and is offering 2 workshops done in Civil War prints. Would love to try them out!

  8. Judy says:

    I love civil war reproduction fabrics and currently have two projects in progress using them.

  9. Tanya says:

    I have bought tons of repo fabric. My hubby quilts and we started a project together with plans for another.

  10. Connie Heffner says:

    My local quilt store had a block a month project using civil war fabrics, it turned out great. It had over 1900 pieces. Love Kelli’s quilt.

  11. Kathy S says:

    I have dreams of making many quilts with civil war fabrics but I have made only one. I would love to make this one. My daughter goes to school in Fort Worth and everytime I am in town I go to the Cabbage Rose Store.

  12. Jeanne J. says:

    I love reproduction fabrics. I am currently working on two Civil War reproduction quilts. I am currently looking for a pattern to make a 50th anniversary quilt, so I’m interested in this English wedding quilt.

  13. Cathy K says:

    This quilt is gorgeous!! I am just beginning a Civil War quilt for my brother in law using reproduction fabric. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

  14. Marsha B says:

    My first quilt using reproduction fabrics was the Underground Railroad quilt and I have been in love with Civil War repro fabrics ever since! I love using them in quilts of all sizes. Congratulations to Kelli on her quilt, it is beautiful!

  15. Lizzie P says:

    Well done, Kelly – the quilt is wonderful! I really love how that border fabric holds it all together.
    Our UK quilt group just finished a quilt using civil war fabrics this week! We followed Eleanor Burns’ ‘Underground Railroad Sampler’ and the whole group was involved in choosing fabric, cutting, piecing and quilting. We read loads of books, and found civil war era knitting and sewing patterns on the internet which non-quilters in the group are making. We had such a good time doing this project together and I’ve been planning posts for my blog about it – so watch this space!
    Taste in fabric is really different here and Civil War fabrics are REALLY hard to find. Eventually found Moda’s Warm Memories and made the quilt up in that. I did the bear’s paw and loved the result – lovely colours and ‘feel’!

  16. Janice S. says:

    I love seeing quilts made with Civil War reproduction fabrics. After visiting Gettysburg, my husband and I became very interested in that period of history and have travelled to several other battlefields. We also love to quilt so these fabrics combine 2 of our interests. Haven’t gotten around to making a quilt with them yet but plan to in the future. Your daughter’s quilt just might be the pattern we’ll use. It’s a really attractive quilt.

  17. tracey braithwaite says:

    I made a sampler quilt using civil war prints years ago. I have always been drawn to quilts made with them. Trying to build my stash to make another with lots of little pieces.

  18. Candy says:

    Civil War fabrics are my passion! Most of my quilts are made in CW fabrics. I’m proud to say that I completed the Civil War tribute quilt from Barbara Brackman’s Block of the Week blog. Or I should say that the top is pieced and ready to be quilted!

  19. Penny says:

    Love the quilt! Have not used civil war prints yet.. Going to cilvil war weekend at greenfield village this weekend and will be looking at the quilts they have made … cant wait!

  20. Jo says:

    Hey Pam..
    I stopped over to check out your quilts…LOVE them both!!

  21. Jo says:

    I agree Susan. Lasting power is important.

  22. Kelli’s quilt is beautiful! What fun that the two of you are able to quilt together. I am teaching my daughters (ages 5 and 8) to sew and it’s so much fun to work on (small) projects together.

    I have never used Civil War reproduction fabric but I have seen some patterns recently that would look great with it. Something else for my project wish list :-)

  23. Well done Kelli! Lovely quilt!
    I have used Repro’s in applique, in a doll quilt, and a local shop’s block of the month. I have a lot of this fabric & Kelli’s project is just perfect! Headed there (Moda BS) now. Thanks for a chance to win & many thanks to your brilliant Kelli, just the pattern I have been looking for. Becky G in NC.

  24. wow! That’s a gorgeous quilt! I’m not sure I could do all those tiny pieces, but I’m glad someone did so I could see how good it looks!

  25. Nell says:

    Just bought Civil War reproductions on the Shop Hop, but haven’t sewn them up into anything. I will happily add to my stash, if I get the chance!

  26. Carmen says:

    I’ve made 2 quilts with CW fabric. I want to make at least one more, Civil Warl Love Letters.

  27. Lisa says:

    Your daughter did a great job! I love this pattern and the color palate too.

  28. Michelle K says:

    Kelli It’s great that you and your mother get together to quilt. I love your quilt great color choices. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Rhonda Desgranges says:

    Congrats to Kelli. Wonderful quilt. I have used CW repros quite often. I am currently
    working on a Dear Jane….I can always use more fabric to add to this quilt. It may take
    me forever, but eventually it will get done a block at a time. Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Vicky says:

    I’ve never used Civil War Fabrics … but I’m very anxious to make a quilt with it!

  31. Lisa says:

    I have been wanting to make a Civil war quilt for about 2 years. I LOVE the color pallet of those quilts. Kelli’s quilt is AWESOME! I want to snuggle with it!
    Thanks for doing a giveaway and if I were the winner I would definitely get started on her Moda Bake Shop Tutorial.

  32. Cathy Washburn says:

    Wow! I can’t believe how many people have never used reproduction fabric! It is my favorite and I have a huge cabinet full as well as lots of bins with projects in progress. Yes, I’ve completed more projects than I can count. I just finished the binding on one of Barbara Brackman’s older projects – Civil War Crossing. It was also a Moda fabric line. Thanks Barbara for another great reproduction fabric and Kelli for posting this pattern.

  33. Maryellen says:

    Kelli, I love it. I have 2 BOM’s in civil war prints I need to finish. I like the look .

  34. jmniffer says:

    The quilt is beautiful, congratulations to Kelli! I’ve never made a quilt with Civil War fabrics, it is on my wish list. This might be just what I needed to get going on that. Off to go check MBS now.

  35. Sherrill says:

    I LOVE Kelli’s quilt and am real tempted to start it (like I need another UFO! HA). And I LOVE Cabbage Rose so would love to win that little goody. I’ve made TONS of projects in Civil War fabs cuz I LOVE them. My Dear Jane, many, many Home of the Brave quilts and several others. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Sue D says:

    That is a beautiful quilt! I stored the pattern for later use. Definitely add this one to my must make list. I’m with Kelli, I like a lot of small pieces :)

  37. Jennie P. says:

    I have not made a project using Civil War reproduction fabric. Thanks for the chance!

  38. aniza says:

    gorgeous quilt, Kelli!!! i love old fashioned look quilt and you make it full size quilt. Love it!!

  39. Linda says:

    I love Civil Was fabric and have used it in several quilts. I also have kit I bought but have not started yet.
    You daughters quilt is beautiful.

  40. Sarah C. says:

    Beautiful quilt, Kelli! Congrats on being “published” on MBS!! Whoop whoop!!

  41. Laura G says:

    Kelly’s quilt is beautiful I love the blues and brown in reproduction fabrics and I would like to use them in a quilt. Thank you for the contest.

  42. Eden says:

    Ohh, I have always longed for a civil war stash category but I have also been trying not to buy new fabric for a few years so I usually admire from afar. I love the colors and the prints and I just know I could come up with project for some should some ‘drop into my lap’!

  43. Marianne says:

    I am working on a project right now using Civil War repro fabric! Love the quilt.

  44. Charlene S says:

    I have never made a whole quilt in Civil War reproductions but did take a class and make a block. Fabric, instructions, and block are in the UFO pile.

  45. Jayme L. says:

    I’ve never used this fabric, but I would love to! The quilt is beautiful!

  46. Ramona says:

    I have not made a quilt with Civil War reproduction fabrics yet. I do have a small stash started and plan something for my husband…probably for Christmas. Thanks for a chance at all the lovely giveaways.

  47. jamee says:

    i have never done a civil war quilt, not really my style, but i have been wanting to do a quilt of valor…this would fit the bill nicely!

  48. eileen says:

    I am working right now on Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Block of the week. It’s my first repro quilt, and a very different style for me. I am coming to really appreciate the fabrics. Kelli’s block is so pretty!

  49. Linda says:

    Love your daughters quilt. Have commented before but not sure if you can more than once

  50. Joyce says:

    I just ordered the CIvil War Sewing Circle Book and plan to make the Soldier’s Cot quilt for my son. The reproduction fabrics are my absolute favorite. Gorgeous quilt by your daughter!

  51. SewCalGal says:

    What a wonderful quilting buddy (and daughter) you have. Her quilt is beautiful and her pattern is very well written too! Thanks Kelli!


  52. Gail Acker says:

    Your daughters quilt is beautiful! I think my daughter would be a quilting buddy if she didn’t have 3 children under 4 and another one on the way! Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. joyce mosby says:

    I have never used civil war repro fabric but I love the colors and the fabric.

  54. Carla G says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I haven’t made any Civil War Quilts yet, but then I haven’t been quilting very long. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  55. Diann Cornell says:

    A few years ago I did a project with students at the school where I worked using Civil War fabrics. It hangs in the hallway outside the office of the school.

  56. Norma says:

    I love Civil War fabricant have made a couple of pink and brown quilts with it. Congratulations to Kelli for having her pattern featured on Moda Bake Shop!

  57. Wow! That is fabulous! Congratulations! The quilt is absolutely “to die for!”

  58. ~ Julie ~ says:

    I haven’t ever used Civil War fabrics, but I’ve wanted to! I love history and think it would be neat to have a quilt representing that era! By the way, congratulations to Kelly on her quilt being part of the Moda Bake Shop! That’s one quilt I’d love to make! Maybe I could purchase some of the fabric for it with a certain $40 giveaway?!?!?!? :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize!!! :)

  59. Jevne Eilts says:

    Beautiful quilt that Kelli made, congrats to her!

  60. Brenda Cornell says:

    I think Kelly’s quilt is just the ticket for my layer cake of Barbara Brackman’s fabric – obviously I will need more, but what a great pattern. thank you.

  61. Sally Murray says:

    Oh yes I’ve made quilts with Civil War fabrics–recently finished ‘Tales of the First Ladies’ quilts from Eleanor Burns (both 12″ bocks and 6″ blocks version–6″ blocks one is on inside cover of El’s book), Mrs. Clevelands Choice queen size quilt (also in El’s book) and I’m working on a basket quilt (4″ baskets) of all my Civil War fabrics. I’ve also made several other bed-sized quilts using 1800s fabrics. It’s always hard for me to choose between 19th Century repros or 1930s! I love them both soooo

  62. Karen says:

    No I’ve not worked with any Civil War fabrics but have been meaning too. Once I get a couple of UFO’s finished.

  63. I’ve hosted a Civil War Love Letters BOM at a local quilt shop! LOVE the browns and blues of the repro fabrics!!

    Big CONGRATS to Kelli, fabulous quilt!! Thanks for the fun!!

  64. Kathy MacKie says:

    How cool is that! I’ve never used Civile War fabrics but I see many out in Blogland have.

  65. Donna F says:

    I haven’t started my civil war quilt yet. I’m still gathering my fabrics. So you could say I’m kind of in the making.


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