Even though I like many of my Civil War blocks, the one I completed most recently has become my favourite.
There’s something really interesting about having General Ulysses S. Grant’s portrait staring back at me as I quilt. I’ve had to modify my quilting pattern a bit so as not to quilt thread all over his face. Thankfully the pattern I chose to use on all the blocks is easily adapted to incorporate a center motif. I’ve used portraits and center motif’s in a number of my blocks but General Grant is my favourite. I also have fabric depicting General Lee that I look forward to putting in an upcoming block. I like to think my quilt will have a fair balance between Yankee and Confederate representation.