It recently occurred to me that there is a new year coming up in a week or two and we need a new pieced block of the month. How about:
Twelve stellar blocks celebrating the Alcott Family of Concord, Massachusetts, their friends and associates during the Civil War.Hands All Around will feature a variety of simple sawtooth stars, good for kids, beginning piecers—-or anyone who loves the geometry of traditional patchwork.
Free patterns on the second Wednesday of every month in 2021 at this Civil War Quilts blog.
Rough estimate of yardage for a 60" quilt top of 12" blocks if you are using a basic two-shade color scheme:
3 yards of the lighter color
2 yards of the darker
But most of us will be using scraps---reproductions or up-to-date prints.
Look for the first block on Wednesday January 13, 2021.
And join our Facebook Group:
You might want to buy the complete pattern at my Etsy shop. There are two options.
Download a PDF of the 15 page pattern now at this link for $12:
Or for U.S. customers I will print a black & white copy of all 12 blocks for $15 (includes postage.)