I think this is an excellent substitute for the Seven Sisters.
Applique is not an option at 2"
Have you noticed these tiny blocks on our Flickr photo group page?
They are done by l patchie (that's an L.)
(S)he often uses a thimble for scale
Whenever I wish I'd decided to do this series as a 12" block---easier for beginners---I remember there are many readers who aren't beginners and love a challenge. Nobody more than this miniaturist.
Eight-inch blocks are monumental by comparison.
And because it's St. Valentine's Day here are a few Civil-War era Valentines.
This is the cover of Harper's Weekly February 16, 1861.
No soldier's Valentines yet.
See a Civil War-themed valentine in a Flickr set by clicking here
Here's a link to information about Civil War Valentines from the Kansas Museum of History