It's almost February and time to share the second barn quilt in the Civil War Barn Quilt of the Month! It's one of my favorite blocks of all time, called Empty Spools.
Empty Spools Barn Quilt
It is a tribute to the women and young ladies who put down their sewing projects and served their nation during the Civil War. There are countless stories in journals and letters from women who tore up their fabrics, and scraped the cotton threads to make lint bandages for the soldiers on both sides of the fight.
I read quite a few of them as well as the tributes to them for their service, and I was quite inspired. I have always loved this block because I love thread and quilting...and anything colorful. But now it takes on a new meaning to me and has helped me to look for ways I can give a little more of my time and resources to help those in need.
The kits are now listed in The Shop and are on sale! All Tweetle Dee Civil War Barn Quilt Collection items are 15% off through the 9th of February. Including the ready painted barn quilts in the collection for those of you who want one already painted! So go to the site and grab yours today.