I found another traditional block online called Southern Belle, which I thought was quite appropriate for a Civil War commemorative quilt. Fortunately, this pattern is for an 8" (finished) block so no math was required!
This block is in honor of all the Southern belles who endured the hardships brought by war in their backyards and then survived Reconstruction because they had iron wills.
Photo taken 30 years go, one of the "belles" is me!
These ladies weren't called Steel Magnolias for no reason.