Seriously, do I really need another project right now? The answer is no, but The Dixie Diary was appealing from the point of view of it being similar to the Grandmother's Choice project. So I have decided to give it a start.
The project is based around the book "The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman" by Sarah Morgan.
Yes, it is another of the Barbara Brackman online (well on a blog to be more accurate) projects. This one is "just" twelve blocks that will appear one per month on the first Saturday. I can do that. The patterns are given to make 8" or 12" blocks but I'm not sure I want another big quilt so I am going to make them at a 6" size. The blocks themselves are fairly simple and, as shown in the blog, will all include an applique heart or star in the center.
Ms Brackman is sewing her blocks in pink and brown and I thought I would challenge myself to use pink (not a color often associated with me) and pair it with some of the greys (as Sarah was a Confederate Woman) remaining from my Civil War quilt "The Blues and The Greys". I'm not sure yet about the center applique - I'll probably do them but I need to hunt down a good fabric to use or maybe I can make them in assorted fabrics. We'll see.
If you'd like to know more about this project you can go here to the blog.
This project will not have top priority so don't expect to see my new block made and posted the day it comes out on the Civil War blog. And there will have to be some consideration given to how to set the blocks and whether to place them straight on or on-point. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
As background reading I thought I'd see if the library has the book but alas they have just the one copy and it is in the reference section which means it cannot be borrowed. Oh well.
It does seem as though I better update my sidebar list of projects to finish doesn't it?!