This is one of the antique quilts owned by Eileen Trestain from whom I took four different quilt history classes. This quilt - and project - is from the third class, "Civil War and Centennial 1850-1860". I found three finished blocks and 31 more with freezer paper templates ironed onto various fabrics ready to be marked and cut out. Last week I marked around all the templates, and last night I started cutting them and basting them to backgrounds.
I love the primitive, whimsical blocks in this quilt. When I started it I planned to set the blocks the same as the original. Now I want to do something different with them. Eileen gave us many choices of layouts in our class materials, so I'll contemplate which one to use as I finish the blocks.