some thoughts about history

I'm all ready to quilt this little hanging now. It was a bit of a rush job - the proportions are a bit off I think and there shouldn't be a red goose so close to the red leaf but...oh well :0)

These are the first 6 blocks for my sister's baby quilt. I think its safe to post it - I don't think she's ever looked at my blog. She wanted the soft green and the soft turquoise - I added the brown and white for some contrast. They are big blocks - only 3 more to make. It doesn't look much like a baby quilt to me but her taste is different from mine (more modern). I hope she likes it! The pattern is from American Patchwork and Quilting Dec 05 issue.

I've been thinking a lot about the Civil War Bride quilt - and enjoying the wonderful blocks people are making and posting on the blog. I broke down and ordered the Treasury of American Quilts so I could look more closely at the original. I have never ordered anything over the internet before - that could be a slippery slope lol. I also really like this Reconciliation quilt made by Lucinda Ward Honstain in 1867. Here it is pictured in the March/April 2009 Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. So... I'm thinking a bit about stitching a quilt about my own personal history. Not that I've lived through any major historical events in any personal way but... I think I think it would be more meaningful to me and perhaps to my kids. There are a few problems - I don't think my red minivan would look that great appliqued on a quilt block. I think the horses, camels and elephants add so much interest to these 2 old quilts. So I have some more thinking to do. Thanks for reading my ramblings and if you have some thoughts please share them!
Happy Quilting!!