"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Christmas QAL August - Post 1

Cathi of Shakerwood Quilts http://shakerwoodquilts.blogspot.com/ is our host today for the Christmas QAL.  She's just posted a picture of some yummy cookies which are making me hungry since I haven't had breadfast yet.  Time to get going.
I'm almost ready.  This is a pic of the dining room table on which sit two quilts; Festive Mystery is on top with the prairie points laid out around it and the Quilt of Valor is beneath it sandwiched but not basted. 

I'm hoping for real progress of either of these quilts today.

I completed the eleventh block in the Treasure Chest QAL and it is called Ozark Trail.

I am getting very interested in the history of quilting, partly because of a conversation I had this week with a history buff and partly due to an excellent article I read this morning in AQS's American Quilter magazine which was about the quilts that were made and the women's role during the Civil War.  So when I make a quilt block called Ozark Trail I get very intrigued and want to know more about it.  Anyone have any good sources I can refer to to learn more? 

God Bless.


Lesley said...

What a great idea to put prairie points on your Festive Mystery! Gorgeous!

QuiltSue said...

Those prairie points really make your quilt look special.

As for the quilt block history, I too am fascinated. so I usually Google and find out all sorts of things.

Karen said...

I am assuming that you paper pieced the quilt block. Well done.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Good morning. I love the history of blocks - you may be interested in the next project of Barbara Brackman - http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/

Shakerwood said...

I have an older book by Barbara Brackman on Civil War quilts. Next time I am in the Wool Barn, I will find it and give you the information. It has a lot of quilts in it but is also a great reference book.

Love the prairie points!

Hazel said...

Must look up how to do those prairie points - they really suit your Festive Mystery.

Your latest treasure chest block is great - your points are very sharp!

Mrs.Pickles said...

ohh everything is so pretty!

carolyn said...

I LOVE the prairie Points. Some day that is on my list. I also added an extra boarder to my Festive Mystry Quilt.