span Journey through a historic time in American history with Barbara Brackman, bestselling author and quilt historian Barbara s book features fifty quilt blocks that commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Each block most were first published in the 1930s was selected for the symbolism its name lends to recounting stories from the era s women This compilation of quilt block patterns includes period photos and first person accounts Choose from pieced or appliqu d blocks, each in two colorways with instructions for 8 and 12 sizes Dig into your reproduction fabrics and enjoy combining blocks to make your own tribute quilt....
|Title||:||Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler: 50 Quilt Blocks with Stories from History|
|Publisher||:||C 39916th edition January 16, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
|File Size||:||767 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler: 50 Quilt Blocks with Stories from History Reviews
Until the recent "Civil War Reproduction Fabric" craze I had no interest in the Civil War. This is the 3rd book with Civil War quilt patterns that I have purchased and it is the BEST ONE!! The instructions for the 50 blocks are for 8" and 12" blocks, so the variations are unlimited. The pictures of the blocks are paired up with a short history of the block and a picture or photo of some historical event, person or item; hence really giving meaning to the quilt. The book provides an unique index of 3 categories: Quilt blocks, Stitchers, and Content --which lists the historical persons and places referenced in the book. The photographs of the blocks are so well done that you can actually see which fabric was used. Barbara Brackman does not disappoint!!
Got this on my kindle, was able to go online to print out the patterns in the book. LOVE THIS! Now I can take the kindle with me along with other books i downloaded and really get fabric color ideas etc. Very smart
I wish Barbara had directions for the construction the blocks. Some are very simple and easy but some are a lot more tricky. The star has Y seams and very tricky to sew. The blocks are pretty much Civil War reproduction and classic blocks but some are quite different. Some of her cutting instructions are very confusing.
I bought this book and immediately went to work on the squares. I really enjoyed te history included in the book about the civil war. Barbara Brackman is very knowledgeable and makes the civil war struggles come to life. The block instructions were very easy to follow. Vi had no problem at all making my 50 blocks although I did not make the last few really complex blocks but instead substituted three other blocks from her website. I you have a stash of civil war fabrics, this is definitely a book that should be added to your library.
When I bought the book I did not know there were no sewing instructions. I found sewing instructions online and they were not very clear and a few were wrong. As a beginning quilter I wanted a challenge. I made a beautiful king size quilt, but am very disappointed that there were no sewing instructions. It is a nice history book, but it should be sold a quilting book. I would not recommend this for quilters.
I love it!! I have not been able to leave it alone. I have read every one of the stories and have enjoyed all the interesting facts, some I have never heard before. As far as the quilt blocks go, I have already made 4 of the different blocks and I have more cut out to put together. I would recommend this book to any quilter!!
I will be using this book as well as the others from this author to make a Civil War era quilt. Ia m a reenactor and love having correct quilts to share. The stories included with each block will enhance the presentation I present to spectators and allow me to build my overall knowledge base of the time. I also forsee pot holders and gift items will be created as well for fellow living historians.
Very interesting. Happy to add to my 'library'!!