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Union Blues

Union Blues

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Union Blues is a lesson in “Making - Do”. What is “Making - Do” you say? Well, we find these charming blocks in antique quilts when the quilt maker set out to make her quilt in a particular color palette but because fabric was so scarce she ran short of fabric and had to “make-do” in order to complete her quilt. My quilt uses a blue and brown color palette, and I created make-do blocks with some unlikely paring of fabrics in some of the blocks. While you certainly don’t have to create “make-do” blocks for your quilt, it is fun and can be a bit of a stretch out of your comfort zone. Union Blues features the Churn Dash and Shoo Fly blocks from the Civil War era. Quilt measures approximately 82” x 82”.

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