I mentioned a few weeks ago that this year is the sesquicentennial and that I might try something out of my comfort zone. Well here's an interesting blog http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/ written by the ever wonderful Barbara Backman.
Each week there will be a free 8" block pattern posted and a story related to the people who lived during the Civil War. It all looks very interesting so far. So if you have an interest in quilts from that era (or just want to read the history) this may well be the blog to watch (and participate in.)
Blocks so far -
Catch Me If You Can
Mmmmmm - I think I see a "spend some of my Christmas money on repro fabrics" visit to Franklin in my future.