I think I have made almost enough 8 inch Civil War blocks for my quilt, now I need to make about ten 12 inch blocks to go with them. Here are two I made this week.
this block. Please ignore the waves where I tried to ease in too much fabric. :) I love these fabrics together.
here and then when I saw em1097's block I knew for sure I had to make one. I was planning to use solid brown between the star points but cut out the brown and orange flowers by mistake. Instead of cutting more fabric, I figured it would be ok. Surely there would still be enough contrast. And there is...kinda... Note to self: if you don't think the fabrics will work - Cut New Ones! I still really like it. I have to find another block to use the butterflies in. I think they are to die for.
I have been surfing flickr and the Quilter's Cache trying to find more 12 inch star and pinwheel blocks that I like. Then today I just realized that lots of the blocks in the Summer Sampler Series (another quilt along) were star and pinwheel inspired. So I think I will be quilting along with them. I already have a Virginia Star made up in these colors, so I will wait until next week to see what block comes next.