Civil War blocks–finished!

I have finished the last six Civil War quilt blocks!  The last one was really tough–ended up doing the curved piecing by hand, simply because the pieces are so small.  But I love how they turned out, with so much variety in the fabrics, and so many ways to do a star!

blogpicsNext up is the sashing with cornerstones (squares in the intersections between the big blocks).  Time to get out the flannel design wall to arrange these blocks.  For years I just arranged blocks on top of my bed, and I am amazed at how much better I can see them when they are on the wall.  I highly recommend making a design wall if you do much quilting at all!  It doesn’t have to be complicated or permanent–mine is a pair of styrofoam insulation panels, wrapped in white flannel.  When I am not using it, I store it between the guest bed and the wall, out of everyone’s way.

Stay tuned to see the final layout of this quilt!

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