I've always been intimidated by Judy Niemeyer's patterns because they look so complicated. Since a Wedding ring is on my "bucket list" and yours looks so inviting, I just may give it a try. I can't wait to see more as you progress along. I too, love civil war fabrics.
Cannot wait to see this become a quilt and very pretty fabrics! Will be interested to hear how difficult it is to make...good luck.