And backtracking to number six in Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilt-a-Long, the block called Richmond, after the capitol of the Confederacy in Virginia.
I am really liking this color pallette, with its limited range of values; the lightest light is really a lightish medium, while the darkest dark is only a middle dark. But it's finicky; sometimes it can end up a bit of a muddle:
I may unpick that center block and the points of the star in the middle, and replace it with one of the dark browns; I think it would read much better that way.
Sounds like a pain in the ass, though, so it may be a while.