I will finish my civil war quilt and also make a penguin quilt for next winter to display. I dearly love this cute quilt that Sindy Rodenmayer http://www.fatcatpatterns.com put together for her fat cat followers to make.
Between the two, I hope to keep very busy. I also want to learn to make soap and finish my 1/4 scale mini kits. Let's see what I really get done, lol...
Here are the recent civil war blocks I have finished.
You can find information about the blocks I am making at
Not only are these blocks interesting to make; the history about the brave civil war women that accompanies each block is fascinating to read.
This block was designed by Becky Brown. This block can remind us of Rose O’Neil Greenhow who was a confederate spy.
Apple Tree Block
This block was inspired by a 1936 book “Romance of the Patchwork Quilt” by Carrie Hall.
Tennessee was the last state to join the Confederacy.
Calico Puzzle Block
This block first got its name in 1930 in the publication, Kansas City Star. This block reminds us of the fabric shortages during the war.
Tea Leaf Block
This block can also be referred to as a poplar, a magnolia or a maple leaf. (this is also my favorite)
On to do the Ohio Star.