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!
Next 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!