Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Great General

Even though I like many of my Civil War blocks, the one I completed most recently has become my favourite. 

There’s something really interesting about having General Ulysses S. Grant’s portrait staring back at me as I quilt.  I’ve had to modify my quilting pattern a bit so as not to quilt thread all over his face.  Thankfully the pattern I chose to use on all the blocks is easily adapted to incorporate a center motif.  I’ve used portraits and center motif’s in a number of my blocks but General Grant is my favourite.  I also have fabric depicting General Lee that I look forward to putting in an upcoming block.  I like to think my quilt will have a fair balance between Yankee and Confederate representation.

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