Well Margaret's second collection is steaming along wonderfully. For this collection she is again using only one colour, just variations of the brown.
When I look at how beautiful her blocks turn out I sometimes regret my decision to NOT use civil war reproductions.
When I first showed Margaret my blocks when I was making them, about five or six years ago, she stated that they would look perfect in reproductions.
I went home and seriously considered redoing my blocks. I then counted how many blocks I had already finished. As the count was over 100 I knew myself well enough to know that if I restarted I would NEVER finish.
Also I have found that I am very poor at pairing up civil war reproductions and so I would probably have been discouraged ... plus what would I have done with 100+ leftover blocks?