Today I decided to work on the first block. It's the Harriet Beecher Stowe block. As you may know she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin and guess what? There's a cabin in the center of the block! This was by and far the most intricate and hardest block I have made to date, it took over 3 hours but was well worth the effort.
I decided that I was going to do this BOTM in different fabric than civil war reproductions. Our directions were to pick 2.5 yards of a focus fabric and get FQs along the way. I choose a bright pink with white and black flowers as my focus fabric. The FQs I have are all black, white and gray. I want this to be kinda funky and fun and I think my fabric choices reflect that (so far).
Here's my finished block. It measures 12.5" square, which excites me more than anything :)
Have you tried any civil war era blocks yet? I still have to do the Ohio Cluster block, but that will have to wait till another day, I am worn out from this one block.