One of my goals for the coming year is to finish up sewing projects that I've already started.
Today I am focusing on my Civil War quilt project. In case you are not aware,
Barbara Brackman has a Civil War Quilt-along posted on her blog until July of 2012.
Each post features a true story shared from the diaries and letters of those who lived during the Civil War, along with the pattern for a new 8" quilt block. Participants can learn about the Civil War and also learn to piece non-traditional quilt blocks from the past.
Block 3 entitled "Seven Sisters" represents the first seven states to form the Confederacy. The pattern features seven five point stars, but I opted to use a six point star instead. Each star is appliqued to the background fabric.
Not my favorite block to make, but it is finished:)