Most of you know that my teenage son, Seth, is a home school student. One of the benefits of homeschooling is that I can teach what I want, when I want! For instance, Barbara Brackman has this outstanding Civil War Quilts Blog.
We started with a trip to our local LQS.
We actually live in quilt shop heaven or something, because I have at least 3 shops less than 10 miles from home and another 3 within 30 miles. (It is probably a good thing that I don't have a car during the day, isn't it?!!) The closest shop (about a mile from home) had the best selection of civil war reproduction fabrics.
Talk about convenience!
Seth wants his quilt to be in Black, Red, Silver and Blue...above is his first round of fat quarters selection.
(We tried our best not to find too much floral. He is a 13 year old young man after all. I think we did ok.)
Seth has not sewn since making a rag quilt when he was 4 years old.
We taught him how to press and not iron.
And he's had to learn to rotary cut (which he does not enjoy!)
He did enjoy sewing his block though. He turned the machine speed way down and went real slow.
(That boy does have patience when he wants to!)
I think he did a great job with his first block, don't you?
This block is called "Catch Me if you Can".
Seth is not home much during the summer; I cannot wait for him to come home again so that we can get started on his second block!