Sunday, March 06, 2011

Vicksburg

Well, The Quilt With No Name is now Vicksburg.  I looked over the ideas some of my readers had and, while they were all nice ideas, I really needed something Civil War related.  Today after getting all of the blocks into rows and then rows stitched together, I pondered my favorite GWTW characters and places to see if anything struck me.  Coming up empty (the quilt is far to serious for Aunt Pittipat and somehow it didn't look like Dr. Meade either), I turned to CW Battles and thought long and hard about Appomattox Court House but (a) Vicksburg is easier to spell and (b) somehow Appomattox Court House would signify the end of my Civil War quilts, and I've got way too  many scraps to surrender yet.  So Vicksburg it is.  And I like it.  It goes into the pile of flimsies to be quilted someday.

Here's the first quilt that I made from this pattern, Argyle Anyone?  It isn't sewn together in this picture and, yes, I did move that one aqua block to a different location.

I really can't decide if I like one better than the other. And I guess I don't need to.  They certainly are different!

In the handwork department, at long last I'm on the final side of the border of Mason-Dixon which I've worked on off and on for about three years.  It will likely be ready to bind sometime this month.


11 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Vicksburg! Great name. I am in absolute LOVE with your Argyle quilt. It's perfect. Don't touch a thing woman. :) You've made it absolutely perfect.

Gretchen said...

I second karendianne with the great name comment! Both quilts are just lovely.

Lori said...

Two great quilts! I'm always amazed at how different a quilt can look by just changing the color.

LizA. said...

it never ceases to amaze me how the same pattern can look SO different....love them both, but argyle is definitely MY colors.

quiltmom said...

Nancy,
I love the secondary pattern you get with the every expanding diamonds of graduated color. They both are really lovely- I am more partial to the second because those are my favorite colors but I do like the first one too. It is always so interesting to me how the colors change the quilt so much. Some times you can't even tell they are the same design because of the fabric choices. Have a good week.
Regards,
Anna

Pat said...

I'm certainly glad you didn't swear off Civil War fabrics entirely. Vicksburg is beautiful. Handsome, actually, with an entirely different look than Argyl Anyone. As always, lovely work!

Irene said...

I love both of them. When I first started quilting, I wasn't a Civil War fabric fan, but they are growing on me and I love yours. Can you give me any information on the pattern and who the designer is so I can try and locate it.

Great job!

Nicole said...

Whew. That one aqua block would have haunted you forever if you hadn't moved it! Love both quilts, but am partial to Vicksburg. Great block.

suz said...

I'm glad you aren't about to surrender your CW quilt names! Love both quilts - amazing how much color changes a pattern.

Teresa said...

I think its a great name!

KimQuiltz said...

I am a SERIOUS fan of those quilts. Yum!!