Thanks for having me in! I want to introduce myself shortly. I am Joke (short for Johanna), living in the Netherlands and I am about to do my first block of the Civil War Bride quilt. As almost everyone starts with block one, I decided to start with the one that intrigues me the most: block 18, the oistriches. I am not planning to make them like they are in nature, but to choose my own colours. Here is the first bird, not yet appliqued on the background.