I have been so tempted to join in the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along, but there is no way I can start another project right now without going loopy. I also realized that I already had a project like the FWQA, my totally neglected Civil War Blocks.
Barbara Brackman posts a block of the week, complete with a historical Civil War story every Saturday at http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/. I don't think I had made any since March! So I went back through the old posts and jotted down instructions for the star/pinwheel inspired blocks. (Here is my plan for the blocks.) I got four (!!!!!) made on Saturday and cut out 2 more today. I love sewing! Here are the completed blocks:
The Barbara Frietchie Star - named after a heroic if not historically real woman. I liked how this one turned out -nice colors and contrast. It reminds me of the curtains in The Sound of Music. :)
Illinois Road - This block was suppose to be made with a stripe, but since I didn't have a stripe, I free pieced the strips with small scraps. It's not bad, but not my favorite. It isn't quite as wonky looking in real life.
There you go. I am back on the Civil War QA wagon! Hopefully, you will be seeing more of these blocks soon. And if I hurry and finish the quilt maybe I can join in the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along. :)