Since the American Civil War is synonymous with slavery in my mind, I started thinking about this distressing subject, and how it still exists today. Sp I decided to make a slavery quilt insted, in modern colours, with the idea that I might eventually offer it as a fund-raiser to an anti-trafficking/anti-slavery charity.
Here are my first four blocks. On the top left we have 'Catch me if you can', and next to it 'North star'. At the bottom, is '(Texas) tears' and the rather tricky '(Kansas) troubles'. Although there's only one match point on the Texas tears block, as you can possibly see from the unpicked threads, it's not an easy one! I'm still appliqueing 'Seven sisters', and hoping to catch up with the latest blocks soon. Why don't you join in too?