I'm not especially into Civil War quilts but I just like the idea of a year long project. I think being a block per week, rather than per month, means the blocks should be easier and quicker.
My first through of course was "what fabric should I buy for this?", here was a great opportunity to collect some reproduction fabrics. Instead I realised that I have a lot of fabric that I should use up and it's a scrappy quilt so it's perfect. So what I intend to do is use bits of fabric from what ever project I am working on that week. This way, at the end of the year, the quilt will be somewhat of a review of my year's crafting. I'm really excited about that idea! Some blocks will be made of the same fabric if I have big projects which take a few weeks, and I guess if I'm not working on anything one week I might just dig into my stash.
I've cut the triangles for the first block and will hopefully get to sew it up tomorrow but wont be able to share a photo until I am home next week.