Several historic/symbolic color schemes were suggested, and I've chosen to use the gold and white combination which was commonly used by the suffrage movement in the United States.
I was busy last week with house guests, so I just today had a chance to work on the first two blocks.
I enjoyed working on Brackman's CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL series last year. The one-a-week pace is good for me, even though I dropped out later in the series when my dad fell and broke his hip. I was pleased with the quilt I did using those blocks, and hope to make it all the way through this time.