Hi! I'm Deborah Bell......I am new to visiting blogs, much less posting on one. Hope this makes it, if not....Ill try again. Anyway...I live in Waxahachie, Texas. My local quilt shop...Common Threads started Civil War Bride a few months back as a bom. It was my first attempt at appliquing......nothing like sinking or swimming! But I have a great group of ladies to help and encourage me. I was very interested to see what other people were doing with it and to be honest....beg and borrow as many tips, help, etc that I could. So....here I am. I finished my first block - #11, minus stitching the feet and eye to my bird.