Monday, May 6, 2013

Sherman's March

I pieced and quilted the Sherman's March by Red Crinoline Quilts (formerly Bonnie Blue Quilts).  It is really the one that is talked about the most at the shop right now.  When I finished quilting it I thought it would be perfect for my bedroom.  But I think there have been several people thinking that their name should be on the quilt when it has finished it's time at the shop.  But it will be hard to let it go....I am pretty sure it will have to say with me. 

 This is another one of the patterns that I have carried around for along time just trying to find the right fabrics.  Finding blacks that look good together is not as easy as one might think.  When we got in the Cumberland Collection, I knew it would be perfect for this quilt. Nice deep black with a soft cream instead of a stark white or tan.

The photo doesn't show the background very well.  It is a tone on tone print.  I don't usually like to use tone on tone because I sew at night and the tone on tone are hard to tell the right and wrong sides in the dark.  But once daylight comes all the wrong pieces show up.  But I couldn't see a solid background looking right to me.  It just needed a little motion.

I quilted the background squares with what I call peacock feathers.  The border has the same quilting pattern.  I quilted the pieced blocks in the background only with little arcs to give the black prints some depth.   Of course the red is solid Moda red. 
Thanks for letting me share my Sherman's March with you today.


  1. That is just gorgeous. I love that pattern a lot and its one I would love to make some day. Your quilting on it is quite lovely too!

    I would have a hard time giving that one away as well.

  2. This is beautiful. I do a lot of modern quilt designs and don't like a lot of traditional fabrics, but this is breathtaking. And I love the quilting.

  3. I have recommended your on-line store to my American friends - and indeed some who I've met by chance on holiday - as I think your prices are amazing!

    If you ever decide you are able to post to the UK I will recommend you to lots more people (and even order stuff for myself rather than getting others to buy for me)