Spectacular Civil War tribute quilts from Country Threads (+ giveaway!)

The best-seller The Blue and the Gray: a Civil War fabric lover’s dream.

Civil War Remembered: the dream continues.

Road to Victory quilt
Detail of “Road to Victory” from
Civil War Remembered

Whether you’re a fan of traditional quilts, Civil War reproduction prints, or deliciously scrappy patterns, these spectacular new designs from Country Threads will inspire you.

(And if you collect 1800’s fabrics, shhh…listen closely…we’ll bet you can hear your collection calling to you right about now.)

Detail of Buckwheat Star quiltIn Civil War Remembered, you’ll find stunning patchwork featuring a broad palette of Civil War–era colors. Rich reds, blues, and rusts, sour greens and double pinks, pops of crisp shirting prints—often all mingling together in the same quilt!

We could easily gush all day about Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene’s quilts, but we believe—and we think you’ll agree—that these gorgeous examples speak for themselves. Here’s a sneak peek of just a few quilts from Civil War Remembered, along with details about each design, in Mary and Connie’s own words.

One Flag quilt
“One Flag.”
Don’t let any bit of your reproduction fabrics—or your spare time—go to waste. This wall hanging lets you put all your leftovers to good use in one quilt and incorporates the full palette of Civil War–era colors.

Lady of the Lake quilt
“Lady of the Lake.”
It’s easy to see why this quilt block became popular in the nineteenth century: it’s a perfect way for thrifty seamstresses and quiltmakers to use up their scraps! If your scrap bin is overflowing, put those tidbits to good use. Or, start fresh with Civil War reproduction fat quarters to make this showstopper.

Brother Fought Brother quilt
“Brother Fought Brother.”
The Star block featured in this handsome quilt was a common
component in many Civil War–era quilts. Set with Snowball blocks, the stars form chains that suggest brothers banding together, although we know, tragically, that brothers also battled against one another in the War between the States.

President's Pride quilt
“President’s Pride.”
If you’ve never tried your hand at a medallion quilt, this is a great opportunity. Notice that a plain border separates each round, giving you the chance to square up the quilt and make sure the following round will fit perfectly.

Buckwheat Star quilt
“Buckwheat Star.”
Nothing says “thrift” like string piecing. Make the most of leftover strips or a collection of fat quarters by sewing narrow strips randomly onto foundations to create the star points. The effect is dramatic, and you’ll feel good about using up and making do.

See all 19 quilts in Civil War Remembered >


Civil War RememberedWhich style of fabric takes up the most room in your quilting closet: reproductions, moderns, batiks, florals, novelties… something else? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the Civil War Remembered eBook! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Buy Civil War Remembered today and get the eBook instantly for free.

Print book (with free eBook): $24.99
eBook only: $16.99

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Gina, who says:

“I have mostly batiks and brights. I made my nephew a civil war reproduction quilt and he loves it. My next quilt will be for his brother, also made from a reproduction pattern and fabrics.”

Gina, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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