My copy of THE 1718 COVERLET author Susan Briscoe arrived today. It is the oldest dated British Patchwork Coverlet and is made of mostly silks. I absolutely love silks and think silks, especially old silk ties might be a good idea. Maybe the new silk/cotton fabrics would be easier to work with and last longer. I have made several garments, quilts, and purses of silks and all of those fabrics required extra fortification, ie interfacing, ironed onto the back of the silks prior to cutting. So I have an idea that this will be a time consuming project that may last a couple years. There are 69 different block patterns and 182 blocks in the revised version. Lol, I am looking forward to sharing the process!