From the new 1862: Battle Hymn collection.
The Battle of Hampton Roads in 1862 involved ironclad ships.
The print is called Hampton Roads, the colorway Merrimack Blue.
The Merrimack was an ironclad ship.
Here's an EQ mockup of Checkered Past
Click on the PDF for a free pattern for this quilt for my Civil War reproduction collection 1862 Battle Hymn.
It makes use of 2 alternating blocks
The checkerboards are pieced of 2-1/2" squares, so it's suitable for a Jellyrolls of strips.
The star points require bigger pieces but I bet you have some scraps around.
The medium-sized print Hampton Roads would make a good border.
This print reminded me of the rivers along the Virginia coast.
The PDF pattern is free---not copyright so you can print it or link to the PDF to share it on your own blogs, in guilds. I encourage shopowners to give it to customers.
Hancy Pitcairn Reynolds is the face of this reproduction collection. She was born in Massachusetts and lived in Illinois and Iowa. The war touched her as it did every American. Her daughter's husband was a Union soldier who survived. Her granddaughter married a man whose father died as a prisoner in South Carolina. She's my friend Bobbi Finley's many-times greatgrandmother. We love the name Hancy and think her portrait captures the spirit of women who lived through the war.