The blocks for months 9 & 10 were the blocks that caused a personal meltdown at our March retreat. I was frustrated, to put it mildly. The wonderful woman who lead our BOM class, Gina Gempesaw, was kind enough to send me a couple of tutorials that made all the difference. The blocks were still buggers to make. Although I am not an expert, I can now handle Y seams, partial seaming and a center, set-in square. Phew!
Month #9, commemorating the Chickamauga Campaign, and based on a Forget Me Not block. There's a 12" (finished) block & one that finishes at 18"
And in remembrance of the Battle of the Wilderness, Month #10, with one 12" and one 18" block based on the Whirligig pattern.
It looks as though I am homeward bound on this quilt. I still need to do the large center medallion (month 11) and the border (month 12). I haven't counted the HSTs needed for both of those, but have a feeling that they make the Vicksburg block look like child's play. The $20 I spent on this Triangle Magic program is one of the best investments I've made. If you do a lot of repetitive HSTs, you might want to check it out.
Back to battles!