|All the Blocks in a Picture Collage|
Saturday, August 10, 2013
|49. An Arc: Bending Toward Justice|
Along the way, I perfected my piecing and applique techniques. This was a great project. Now it's time to put it all together. I look forward to it.
For more information on the history of each of these blocks visit http://grandmotherschoice.blogspot.com
|48. Fair Play: Canadian Suffrage|
All the fabric is from my stash (mostly small pieces of scrap). This block was both pieced and appliqued. I pieced the background 4 patch first. I then pieced another smaller 4 patch. I centered a circle template on the blue 4 patch and cut around leaving a 1/4 inch margin. Then I threaded around the margin and pulled for my circle. I cut the center of my template out, then leaving a quarter inch margin on my fabric, cut out my center fabric. Using a Fons and Porter glue stick and snipping here and there, I glue basted the center fabric of the ring to the template. The fabric ring was then centered and glue basted on to the background 4 patch and appliqued. After applique, I cut out the back and pulled the ring template out. Lots of fun making this block. Using applique techniques I forgot I had.
The block still needs to be cut down to 8.5 inches.
Fair Play is a four patch block given the name by the Ladies' Art Company in the early 20th century.
|47. Heroines Crown: Choose Your Own|
The applique block is from Ruth Finley's 1929 book Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them.
Friday, August 9, 2013
|Aunt Mary's Favorite: The Childless Wife|
My Aunt Mary Passed away in January 2012. I always thought of her as a mother more than an aunt. Everyone said I was just like her and I am. We both loved to craft. She knit and crocheted and taught me crochet. A frequent taunt from my Mother and Father was "Your just like your Aunt Mary!" Aunt Mary never had children.
Aunt Mary Loved Green and Purple. This block is in her memory. Foundation pieced. Used up some of my purple scraps and had this flower pattern in green and orange...fussy cut.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
|BLOCK 42 - CATS AND MICE: HUNGER STRIKES|
BLOCK 42 - CATS AND MICE: HUNGER STRIKES
I've continued to use up my scraps.
|Block No. 43: Gentleman's Fancy|
Block No. 43 - Gentleman's Fancy - Dropped from the Clouds
Unnamed (Ohio Farmer 4/5/1894)
See BlockBase for more published names.
Mary Boykin Chestnut Civil War diary she observed:
"Like the patriarchs of old our men live all in one house with their wives and their concubines and the mulattoes one sees in every family exactly resemble the white children---and every lady tells you who is the father of all the mulatto children in everybody's households, but those in her own she seems to think drop from the clouds, or pretends to think."
The pattern was published by the Ladies' Art Company.
|BLOCK 44 - STAR OF HOPE: |
THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN
BLOCK NO. 44 - STAR OF HOPE: THE RIGHTS OF WOMANThis the 44th block in our weekly sew along, they named the Star of Hope.
The block was given that name in the 1930s by the syndicated Nancy Page quilt column.
I know this block as the Ohio Star. This was given the name by Nancy Cabot.
To read along with the reasoning for the blocks visit Grandmother's Choice: Votes for WomenI paper pieced this block. I continued to use bits of scraps.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
THE WOMAN WAS CONSIDERED CONTRARY IF SHE HELD HERSELF TO BE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS HER HUSBAND. IN CONSIDERING HERSELF AN EQUAL MALES AND PROBABLY SOME FEMALES FELT THAT SHE WAS LESS THAN A WOMAN. BLAH. WHAT CRAP.
I CREATED THIS BLOCK FROM MY SCRAPS, USING DIFFERENT COLORS TO DEPICT THE COLORFUL NATURE OF WOMEN WHO REBELLED. PERFECT SHOW OF DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS OF THOUGHT. THIS WOMAN AND WOMEN LIKE HER PAVED THE WAY. WE IN OUR TIME HAVE A FIGHT BUT NOT AS DIFFICULT AS THE WOMEN BEFORE US.
SECTIONS OF THIS BLOCK WERE PAPER PIECED AND AS IS MY HABIT, I REMOVED THE PAPER FROM THE SECTIONS AND THEN HAND PIECED THE SECTIONS INTO A BLOCK.
|Block for week 41. Contrary Wife - Frances Kembler Butler|
Friday, June 7, 2013
|BLOCK 40: ART SQUARE-WOMEN IN A BOX|
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
|My Grandmother's Choice Blocks in Collage|
Monday, May 27, 2013
|ENDLESS STAIRS - RANK AND RIGHT|
Pieces from my past. The dark blues from my long ago stash. The light from several years back for a challenge at Sauders Quilt Festival.
The block is paper pieced.
This is the block for week 39. Endless Stairs representing the endless hierarchy in our society. Named by Hearth and Home Magazine over 100 years ago, when put together in a quilt, it gives the look of endless stairs going on and on.
Using EQ7, I've made the block and the quilt.
To make the quilt, you would use this arrangement of light and dark and prepare a block like this:
and then setting the blocks, it would end up looking like this:
|Blocks are 4 across and 5 deep|
I didn't use the light/dark arrangement I used in EQ. My block will join all the other blocks to make one large quilt, so I used the color arrangement that was pleasing to me.
|BLOCK NO. 38: NONSENSE-ANATOMY LESSONS|