The original quilt was 8 squares across and 11 squares high - giving an overall dimension of 48" x 61". A nice size, but just adjusting to 13 squares high would make it more practical for a man.
I pulled out the design for that first Civil War quilt and just added 2 more rows, and sure enough - the dimensions turned out to be 48" x 70.5". PERFECT!
I'm just loving charm square quilts, as they whip together in no time at all - and that was certainly the case with this one. Here it is - all quilted and bound, ready to go to it's new owner.
And here's the backing - I love the chocolate thread on top of the federal blue backing!