Barbara Brackman has a 2016 block of the month on her Civil War Quilts blog - it's called Westering Women. Lots of interesting history about America's westward migration.
The blocks are 12 inches. Free patterns on her blog, the last Wednesday of the month. On Instagram - #westeringwomen
January's block was called Independence Square (the curvy look is not deliberate!):
These Japanese wovens are very loosey goosey to work with. I can see how they are so popular with hand piecers in Japan. I will add some more indigo blues as I go along. I aim to make an understated quilt with at least a little muslin in each block.
February's block is Indian Territory. Very straightforward to piece. My eye wants to flip a few pieces to rearrange the block into a Sawtooth Star, however! Maybe it's all the stars last year doing Stars in a Time Warp!
Never too late to join the block of the month! Introduction is here.