The Civil War Era Seven Sisters (Stars) Quilt I posted about earlier.
Well, Maureen commented on this post, that she was reading Barbara Brackman's book and that the seven stars represented the first seven southern states to secede from the Union. I didn't know that, and didn't know that Texas was one of those states much to Sam Houston's chagrin. So, my interest is piqued now, and I begin reading Barbara's blog more carefully. I had seen it before, but thought it was just a sew-a-long, but it is a history lesson!!! I have always loved the civil war fabrics, but had only purchased a few little pieces for small projects and didn't feel like I could really sew-a-long.
Then the little niggle at the back of you brain - you know the one that says "don't get yourself into something you shouldn't"!!! LOL Ahah!! I remembered that I had purchased on-line several yards of some fabric for another project, but when I got it it wasn't as "red" as I wanted. So, I put the fabric up - until now!!
Technically, it is not labeled Civil War Era fabric by the designer (P&B Textiles) I thought it would work - a paisley, foulard looking prints, "almost" madder browns and reds and 7 yards to use! I also had a small piece of "real" Civil War Era fabric that I added to the collection.
So, in 5 days I've done THIS!
18 blocks done!
My goal is to be caught up by November 1, and I think I'm making this quilt for me!!!!