So far the blocks have been fairly easy, but I may lag when/if they get more difficult. Here are the blocks I've made in the last three weeks.
I'm using blues, grays, and whites and so far enjoying the variety. Gray seems to be an "in" color these days, and the colors go along with the Civil War theme although I'm mixing contemporary designs with Civil War repros. Loyal Union Sampler is a companion to a book by Jennifer Chiaverini that details the quilting efforts of some women did during the Civil War. I especially enjoy her historical novels, and my favorite still is The Runaway Quilt, about runaway slaves.
Right now our online bookgroup is planning to read Chiaverini's The Christmas Quilt, a more contemporary novel, during the holiday season.