The cornerstones are a rich purple unfortunately washed out by the flash. I'll use black for the sashing.
The blocks are 12" as they are now. I have enough for a double bed quilt. These blocks go together so quickly and easily it will take no time at all. If you are interested the video on Youtube is well worth a look, click on the link you tube Jelly Star To see a whole quilt made up, check out this video you tube Jelly Star quilt
I think this is a great pattern if you need to satisfy your "instant gratification" 21st century gene, lol.
I don't have any civil war blocks as I'm a little behind but fully intend getting them done in the next few days.
The following is not quilting related, just a warning....
I've been preoccupied as my beautiful son (24 yrs) is going in for spinal surgery in a week. He has two ruptured discs in his lower back (L4 and L5) and for nearly 2 yrs he has been in the most intolerable pain. Standing by while your brave son has tears running down his cheeks and is moaning in agony, it is so hard not being able to do anything to help. Last Monday we spent the entire day at the hospital ( Royal North Shore for those in NSW, Australia) to have all the pre-op tests, scans and X-rays done. I had to drop my son at the hospital at 6am Tuesday ready for surgery at 8am (to remove the part of the discs pressing on the sciatic nerve and free up the nerve path). We had spent a terrible night because his local Doctor has miscalculated his pain meds so he had run out on Monday, not a night either of us would ever want to repeat. There had been emergencies and he hadn't gone in for his op until 12 o'clock. I rang at 1pm to see how the op had gone, while I was on hold our call waiting started to beep, I usually ignore it but for some reason I answered, it was my son telling me they couldn't do the surgery. On Monday 10 - 12 hospital professionals had missed the fact that he hadn't had the most important scan, the MRI, which the neuro-surgeon has to have to do the surgery! He was in utter depair the poor boy, they discovered the lack of MRI at the operating theatre doors!!! I had to get in the car and drive back to Sydney and bring him home. We managed to get an emergency appointment for an MRI scan and the hospital has given him another surgery date, 13th September 2011 because they admit the dropped the ball, hah! dropped the ball alright. Poor Ben was such a mess, he has lived with such appalling pain for so long, his life has been on hold while we waited 12 months for the surgery date. He spends his life lying on the sofa propped with pillows and hot water bottles and taking pain medication that barely makes it tolerable. Sorry to moan , but I must say I feel so much better getting that off my chest, lol. Say a prayer or send positive thoughts for his operation on the 13th September, he sure needs all the positivity he can get, the poor little sod, it's been quite a nightmare.
Loving the warm weather that has been creeping up on us, 1st September being the first day of Spring for us hanging off the bottom of the world.