This is a tricky block, especially the teeny-weeny little triangles for in the corners of this block. On the longest side I don’t think I can measure more than 9mm’s. The two shorter sides measure 5mm. But I love a challenge, so I will give this block a go. It will be my second block.
I’m wonder why it was given the name Indianapolis. As I’m really curious, I thought I would Google the word.
This is what I found: during the American Civil War, Indianapolis, the state capital of Indiana, was a major base of support for the Union. The governor of Indiana, Oliver Hazard Perry Morton, was a major supporter of President Abraham Lincoln and he quickly made Indianapolis a rallying point for Union Army forces as they prepared to enter Confederate lands. To my surprise I even have some fat-eights that make a reference to the Union.
If I’m ever in Indianapolis I must visit the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum. My search brought me here and here. It might be information for high school kids, but I find it interesting too. Amazing what you learn when making this quilt.