This week the Civil War block that Barbara Brackman posted for us to do is called London Square.
The block represents England’s interest in the War. As Barbara says..”England was our greatest trading partner and cotton was currency”. England supported the Confederacy and the cotton growing industry. Cotton was vital to their economy.
I tried to have my colors for this week’s block have a bit of a Confederate feel to them.
I’m finding some of the blocks that Barbara posts to be very similar to some of the quilts I’ve posted from the cupboard. This one is very like the Linton I posted last week, and the Cotton Boll block was very much like the Mosaic Tile quilt. We both posted a log Cabin too. It shows how blocks have been used throughout quilting’s history, many times with the blocks having several different names.