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.

168 thoughts on “My Quilting Buddy Hits the Big Time…well kinda and a Giveaway!”

  1. I haven’t made a quilt yet using civil war prints yet. I have a small selection but not enough for a quilt. I love your daughter’s quilt and it is now on my ‘must-make’ list.

  2. What a gorgeous quilt, I absolutely love it and the fabric – congratulations Kelli – it’s on my to-do-list! I have greatly admired quilts made with civil war prints and would love to make one in the future.

  3. Funny, I actually read the bake shop post because the quilt pic did not look like a slap dash finish before lunch project. It is a great project. And yes I have sewn with CW fabs a dozen times or two. They have lasting appeal when trends have faded. And for the work that goes into a quilt, lasting power is important.

  4. I have not used the civil war prints yet, but after seeing this beautiful quilt, the adrenalin’s pumping! Great job, you SHOULD be proud! I had the pleasure of visiting Cabbage Rose Quilting and Fabrics this past winter while visiting friends. It’s a great store!! How nice of them to offer a give-away. ~karen

  5. I love this quilt. I always say I am not going to copy one more pattern but I just have to put this quilt on my to do list. I have made one other quilt with civil war prints that made a wonderful gift for a very good friend.

  6. I have never made a quilt from the civil war fabric, but always have wanted to cause if would be a great challenge for me, I would like my next quilt to be with little pieces with civil war fabric, and word play….that would be cool… granddaughter wants a quilt with words and her name……thanks for a chance and congradulation to your daughter……

  7. I haven’t been collecting CW fabric for about a year now, and hve the patterns all picked out. I just have to make some progress on a couple UFO’s first.

  8. Beautiful quilt! I have not used CW reproduction fabrics before, they look wonderful in this quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. My “Windmills Of My Mind” quilt was done with all Civil War fabrics in a limited palette of red, cream, blue, and brown. I just got it back from the longarmer and need to bind it.

    I love Kelli’s quilt! What we have learned from Bonnie Hunter is that little pieces add up to lots of “wow”-factor. I would rather work on a quilt for months and be so very proud of it, than to have made a fast quilt that is disappointing.

  10. I made a quilt using reproduction civil war fabrics several years ago from a kit. Seemed like I had lots of scraps so I made a large table topper. Still had scraps so I purchased three pieces of civil war fabric that blended well and made another queen size quilt backed it with muslin. I really got my moneys worth out of the very expensive quilt kit. I still have scraps left from those projects to use in (probably) a string quilt. Isn’t it amazing that a scrap pile is never really gone!!!

  11. I have yet to try civil war fabrics but I LOVE this quilt and am rushing over to Moda Bake Shop to get the pattern. Beautiful quilt!

  12. I LOVE Kelli’s quilt…will hurry over and tell her personally!! :o) Civil War is my all time favourite fabric! I am currently making a hexagon quilt, a school house quilt and a Bonnie Hunter bow tie quilt using CW! You can never have too much CW fabric!! Thanks for the chance!

  13. I made my Dear Jane with about half CW fabrics. I am just starting the CW Love Letters and hope to use all CW fabrics. I am going to join in on the block of the week with Rosemary Youngs CW Anniversary group and can really use some CW fabrics…would love to win this give away.

  14. I love her quilt – she’s done an amazing job and she has an amazing mom to teach her! ;-)
    I have not finished my civil war quilt – it’s more of a scrap quilt, using different patterns instead of just one. I’m still in VA beach, caring for my grand kids (no sewing machine – the horror!) so I’m working on my embroidery right now.

  15. Love making quilts from repro fabric! My LQS didn’t have the Battle Hymn line so would love to get some. I had 4 gg-grandfathers, plus several ggg-uncles that were in the Civil War.

  16. I made the Civil War “Women’s Voices” sampler several years ago (king-sized). It is our lovely autumn quilt. Collected lot’s of fabrics for that and still keep “finding” them in my stash. Must be time for another one…..thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  17. I have not used any Civil War fabric but have wanted to for some time – maybe this is the time? I’m sure you are very proud of your daughter and her work. Thanks for giveaway

  18. I have made LOTS of quilts using civil war fabrics. Most recently is a quilt along with Bonnie Hunter.

  19. OH, how lovely! Great job, Kelli, and congratulations! I haven’t made a quilt w/ Civil War fabrics yet, but it’s on my list. I’m loving this collection. I may have to give it a go. I, too, love all the little pieces that just warm your heart.

  20. I am making a civil war sampler quilt and could sure use some new fabrics in it. I’ve used blocks from a couple of different BOMs. But I want the quilt big – king sized! Thanks…

  21. Your daughter’s quilt is lovely! I like complicated scrappy quilts the best. Bring on the little pieces!

    I made a Civil War BOM quilt for my mom a couple of years ago. I am not a fan of CW prints on the bolt, but I do like them made up into quilts. Civil War prints all seem to ‘go together’ well, no matter what their colors are.

  22. I have not yet made a project with my civil war repros…but I keep collecting them. What can I say, it’s on the list!

  23. OMG, LOVEEEEEEEEEEE THE QUILT! I am a c.w. junkie – 80 percent of my stash is c.w., the rest batik and hand dyed. Can’t wait to hop over to Moda and take a peek!

  24. I have been eyeing this fabric for a while. I am wanting to make an Underground Railroad sampler quilt. I think it is next on my big project list. This fabric is just gorgeous.

  25. That quilt is beautiful. Kelli did a great job! Does having three quilts started in Civil War fabric count?

  26. Fantastic. I love Kelli’s quilt. I am working on a Farmers Wife quilt (only 35 more blocks to go) and assume they are mostly civil war prints. (My friend bought the kit and then decided she didn’t want to do it so I took it off her hands.) I am not real familiar with them as my LQS does not carry them but will visit Cabbage Corner to check them out after this. Hope to win the gift certificate so I can order some and then fondle the fabic. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Love your quilt Kelli, great use of Civil War prints on a fantabulous background fabric. I never would have thought to use brown. But it looks so gorgeous. I love to use Civil War repro prints- such strong colours. Can’t wait to try your new quilt pattern.
    And thanks for the give-away.

  28. I made the Civil War Tribute quilt as a block of the month. My husband (a CW fanatic) gave it to me for Christmas and I gave him the finished quilt in return. It came out beautiful.

  29. Love the quilt. Made a few Civil War reproduction quilts. One of those being Eleanor Burns Underground Railroad Quilt. I also participated in Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Block of the week. All of the blocks are done. Just need to decide how to set the blocks.

  30. I’m currently making “sister quilts” using reproduction fabrics.

    The one that is furthest along is the Lancaster Diamonds Quilt — by Ann Holte

    I fell in love with this quilt attributed to the Brubaker/Keller Familes in the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum during March 2010. The Quilt and Textile Museum was a recommended visit for those attending the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show.

    This quilt is one of a group of three quilts made in Warwick Township, (northern) Lancaster County, PA, in the mid- to late-1800’s. When viewing the quilts it is obvious that they shared fabric and patterns. While they worked together, each quilt is distinctly the work of its own quilter.

    The second quilt is made by the daughter — presumably a young gal — who did not use diamonds, but instead used squares. It is known on the web as: The Barbara Bucher Snyder Sampler.

    Before I started these quilts I thought reproduction fabrics were dull and boring. How wrong I was. I’d love to win these to add to to my quilt(s).


  31. Stunning quilt. Love, love, love it. It’s a great pattern for Moda or scrappy fabrics. I have never made a Civil War quilt. I’ve not found the fabrics available close to where I live. They are some of my favorites though.

  32. You have a very talented daughter, beautiful quilt. I have used civil was fabric in several of my quilts and also have a kit waiting on me.

  33. Laurel from Iowa

    Wow – beautiful quilt by Kelli. I can just picture the proud grin on your face. I have tried to interest my three sons in quilting/crafting, to no avail. You are really lucky that your kids were willing to learn! I haven’t used CW fabrics – yet!

  34. First off, Kelli’s quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I just love quilts like this! In my opinion this is one of the better looking projects on MBS right now. LOVE IT!!!

    I do love Civil War Reproduction fabrics. They are my favorite to work with. My stash of CWR fabrics is not very big because I keep using them! :) LOVE IT!

  35. This is a great quilt! You are so lucky to have a quilting buddy. I have 5 granddaughters and none of them are interested in quilting. :-(

    I have not started my civil war quilt yet. I have the fabrics accumulated. I also just bought the Underground Railroad Sampler book by Eleanor Burns while in Paducah. I’m going to use some of the blocks in a story book quilt I’m making for my husband.

  36. Gorgeous quilt Kelli. Congratulations on having it post to the Moda Bake Shop. I’m working on the General’s Wives quilt. I do love the Civil War era.

  37. I have not made a quilt using Civil War fabric but the one Kelli made is awesome. I love the civil war era fabrics and the traditional blocks. Kelli, well done.

  38. I’ve made quilts with reproduction fabrics from the 30s but not Civil War era fabrics.
    Maybe I will soon!

  39. Wow! Great quilt. I’ve been working with Civil War repros for a few years now. My friends and family made me a gorgeous Signature quilt for my 50th birthday. Actually they made all the blocks, but I had to assemble the quilt!

  40. I keep building my stash of civil war reproduction fabrics to make a really scrappy quilt. I love the muted colors of these fabrics! Love this quilt!

  41. I collect Civil War Reproduction fabrics, and have made several small quilts out of them, as well as one Bonnie Hunter top (as yet unquilted). I love them!! Kelli’s quilt is beautiful!! It’s now on my list to make! Thanks so much for the opportunity!~

  42. I love the quilt. My next stop is Moda Bake Shop!
    I’ve made three quilts from reproduction fabrics — or nearly all civil war reproduction fabrics. The first one was an accident – I was just picking colors and I’d say 75 – 80% of the fabric was reproduction. I don’t have an easily accessible picture of that one as it was an early quilt. The second one, I deliberately picked pink, brown and light tans to go with a vintage brown and pink. The top is done patiently waiting for me to quilt it. The third quilt is a mini quilt. I used left over fabrics from the previous quilt and then added in blues. It was auctioned off at the quilt show a last year —
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  43. Valerie Zulewski

    Awesome quilt! Just love anything with Civil War reproduction fabrics! I just participated in the Barbara Brackman Sesquicentennial Civil War project which had awesome participation! I’ve also made the Trail to Kansas several years ago and one of my favorite quilts! I’ve made a few smaller ones and reproduction fabrics are my most favorite! I have a few more patterns lined up to continue using my stash! Thank you for sharing and this great project which is a “must do”!

  44. Love the quilt Kelli! I have snuck a few Civil War fabrics into my projects, but do not have enough yet for a whole project. I’m still collecting since I’m fairly new to quilting.

  45. Beautiful quilt Kelli, I’ve printed off the pattern in the hopes that I will someday piece it. Keep up the good work. …. from northern Iowa.

  46. I have never made a quilt with civil war reproduction fabric but think it would be fun to. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. Sharon Judkins

    I have never made a quilt using reproductions but I have always thought that they are so pretty. I would like to try one some day.

  48. Kelli’s quilt is beautiful! Love it! Civil War fabrics are one of my favorites, so I have made many projects using the Civil War fabrics. How nice of Cabbage Rose!

  49. Thank you and Cabbage Rose for the giveaway! I’ve recently added a large bundle of Civil War fat quarters to my stash. I was lacking grays, browns, mellow blues and golds and these are often prevalent in CW fabrics. Love the colors in Kelli’s quilt. She always does such a fantastic job!

  50. I am currently in a monthly block exchange using Civil War reproduction prints. We are using a pinwheel block, a Martha Washington block and a Sarah’s Choice block. So many different fabrics are being used!!! It will be a wonderful scrappy quilt when finished. Thanks for the giveaway. I am so proud of your daughter, Kelli. I have a daughter named Kelli, too. And we spelt it the right way!!!

  51. Barbara McDonald

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’m in the middle of a quilt that uses Civil War fabrics and I can’t seem to have enough of these beautiful fabrics! (Anyone else like that?) The quilt is from the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting, April 2011.

  52. As you know I have a great love for CW fabrics! I was lamenting just this week that there are no shops anywhere near me that carry CW anymore. For some reason they think because we are in Florida we need to buy pink flamingos in flip flops and palm trees. No offense to anyone who love those things but I just can’t do it.
    Kelli has made a beautiful quilt! She is one talented young lady. Good for her! Maybe she will be publishing one day!

  53. Lovely quilt – love the traditional feel and the coordinating solids. Last year my guild did a Civil War BOM and I did two blocks a month, one 12″ and one 6″. I need to decide on a setting and get those tops together. I have a lovely pattern and CW fabrics that my DH picked out waiting for me to start.


  55. I used some civil war fabrics in a quilt called Around the Town for my great nephew. Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations to Kelli. Your Sat. sew ins sound like a lot of fun!!

  56. Oh wow! I am completely impressed! Well done Kelli! Looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree after all! Gorgeous quilt and although I haven’t made a Civil War Reproduction Quilt, I HAVE been collecting fabrics for one! And I love Cabbage Rose! Don’t get that direction often, but do my share of damage when I do! LOL. Thank you for the opportunity to add to my collection!

  57. Almost my entire stash is Civil War reproduction fabrics. Can’t have too many of them. Am currently working on a pattern called Old Glory (Am. Flag quilt) and am using all Civil War prints for this project. Love the Moda Bake shop pattern.

  58. I LOVE this pattern and think it may be the one I’ve been looking for to use all my reproduction scraps in.

  59. Oops I didn’t really answer the questions before. Yes, I have made a couple of miniatures with Civil War reproductions but haven’t found a pattern I really love yet to do something larger. This may just be it. I saw the Battle Hymn line a couple of weeks ago and completely fell in love with the colors.

  60. I have not made a quilt yet with civil war reproductions. I hopefully want to soon, there’s a book out by the same author as Farmer’s Wife on Civil War letters and quilt blocks that I want to make using reproduction prints. Thanks!

  61. I have made lots of quilts with civil war reproductions. I like traditional patterns, and the darker colors go well in my home.

  62. Cheryl Rathke

    I did a Civil War BOM a few years ago – and alas the block are all done but sitting in a pile not pieced into a top. I really need to get that one done:-)

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  64. I haven’t made a civil war quilt yet, but I’ve sure been thinking about it. Hopefully one of these days soon. This year is trying to finish up so UFO’s befoe they become antiques.

  65. Yes, I’ve used Civil War repoduction fabric many times and it is probably my top choice when making something small. Thanks.

  66. Kelli, your quilt looks like it would be fun to make. I have made a
    log cabin from Civil War Reproduction fabric and I love it . Thanks for the opportunity to win this gift certificate.Jane

  67. I have made several quilts with civil War fabrics. When my daughter was little she once commented that I never made “pretty ” quilts! She was a pastel pink kind of little girl, lol. Since then we have both stepped out of the box. :-)

  68. I just finished my Civil War Sampler quilt I made last year while following Barbara Brackman’s BOW blog. CW reproduction fabric is one of my favourites! Great quilt that Kelli made!

  69. Beautiful quilt, saving this pattern for sure for future project. I love older quilt patterns, but this could be stunning in other fabrics as well. Thank you. deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

  70. I completed a huge civil war BOM a couple of years ago and now I am making a doll quilt a month with civil was fabrics from the Kathleen Tracy books. I love civil war fabrics and use the a lot.

  71. I’ve nearly finished “Omigosh” by Sue Garman, all CW repros and a neutral

    also, the top of “Double Delight” by Bonnie Hunter

  72. That quilt is absolutely beautiful! I’ve never sewn with civil war fabrics, but I would love to! Especially if it comes out half as nice as this one!

  73. Yes, I *love* civil war repros! I’ve made a family photo quilt, with photo transfers in the center of each block & a scrappy repro bed quilt.
    This collection is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win.
    (I might even use it to make this quilt! Great job, Kelli!)

  74. I have two Civil War repro projects going on now, a king-sized bed quilt and a wall-hanging from the new Civil War Legacies book.

  75. I’m in a reproduction fat 1/8 fabric club from Erica’s ( but I haven’t made anything with them yet. The club goes for a year and I kind of want them all before I start. I’ll have to pin this quilt and remember it for when I get all my fabric in!

  76. I have never used any of the civil war prints. I would really like to but have not had an opportunity to do that.

  77. Hi Jo and Kelli! Love, love, love the quilt and the fabric-love the choice of backing fabric! Kelli you made this quilt seem so simple to make-it’s on my list for summer. I love Civil War repro fabric-I’ve made some mini-quilts using Jo Morton’s patterns and CW repro fabric-love the simple elegance of it.

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