I decided to use contemporary fabrics for my quilt. I am using Moda's Verna by Kate Spain and Eva by Basic Gray. I also am using some Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics. My background is white with small white swirls in it.
If you'd like to follow everyone's progress as they make this quilt, you can join the Civil War Bride Quilt group on Yahoo. You can also follow along on this blog http://www.thecivilwarbridequilt.blogspot.com/