A "Blue" was an intellectual, a woman often considered unmarriageable, one reason Southern parents were cautious about the curriculum. But surely, exploring the neighboring meadows for wild strawberry plants was a ladylike thing to do.
After war's end Uncle William Markham became a trusted Union source for information about who'd been a Unionist and who a persecutor of Union sympathizers. In Secret Yankees Thomas G. Dyer quotes an Intelligencer article during Sherman's occupation in which Uncle Markham is described as a "mean, vindictive man...well-known in Atlanta to be traitorous to the cause of the South," and, as Dyer notes, the editor implied "that Markham should be murdered." Yet, Markham's money and perhaps his judicious approach to post-war political discussion made him a respected member of Atlanta's elite.
Our only block with curved piecing, this last block is based on a common fan design, using the pattern structure of BlockBase #2001. As it's a new pattern we can give it a new name Union Circle