Mine still didn't come out right, it's more like 8 1/4" x 8 1/2". I redid one of the seams, but when it came out exactly the same I decided to just live with what I have. Hopefully I can make up for the slightly short side when I come to do sashings. Hopefully in a years time I'll remember that the block is a little short ;)
Again the fabric for this one comes from my music quilt. I really should hurry up and finsh the music quilt so I can select different fabrics for my Civil War blocks ;) I know I could just dive into my stash, but I'm really going to try and stick to the rule of using fabrics from my project that week. The fabrics I have chosed aren't necessarily from the part of the project that I'm working on, I believe I finished using those fabrics before Christmas, but they are from the project and I have been working on that project this week.
You can read another Civil War story, and why this block was chosen, here. Another blogger pointed out that she is calling it Texas Tears because it caused her so much grief is sewing it!