My son is a Civil War/WWII history buff. He is now a deputy sheriff. I am making everyone quilts for christmas this year and want to do his with a Civil War/WWII "theme" of colors and blocks. I see some sites with "civil war" quilts, but none really strike me. I want it to not be really busy as most of them are.
ANyone have any sites or suggestions etc as to good blocks for this theme? I see that in what I do see...they are usually a sampler style of quilt...but I think that is to girlish for him and to busy...kind of to much...so I want maybe just 4 different blocks...one in the middle, 2 in the outer and 1 for the border. And I see dark/greyish blues, reds and off white for the "dirty white" or "antique white" effect and also dark greens and browns..paisley is common and I just picked up paisley theme flannel for the back, that has the marrons and blues and off whites in it.. I can do the Northern Star perfectly but want more than just stars.
Thanks for any suggestions or links!