My first block done. I hope to complete this top by 2011 which will be the 150th anniversary of The Civil War. I completed a Nearly Insane Quilt in CW fabrics a few years ago and just recently finished a swap with friends - we each made 6 blocks each of 6 different patterns in Civil War reproductions in 6 inch blocks- we called it the 6-6-6 Civil War exchange. We had a year to complete the blocks which we did and thus I am stocked with more than enough Civil War reproductions and hoping to improve my applique skills and humbled by the beautiful blocks already pictured on this blog.
I recently found some wonderful orange fabric so I have oranges and not apples.
I have been to the Folk Art Museum in NYC several years ago and remember a wonderful appliqued unquilted top but don't remember if it was the Bird of Paradise Quilt but I'm hoping that it was. Thanks for the inspiration. Debra