Sunday, September 30, 2012

Block 5. Grandmother's Choice - New Jersey Suffrage Pioneer

Grandmother's Choice Block 5 - New Jersey - Suffrage Pioneer

I machine pieced the nine patch, then appliqued the cross.  To me this was the easiest way.

Why all the colors? I'm using up my scraps.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

No. 4  - Grandmother's Choice Block - Kansas Sunflower.  This one was a little more difficult and I hand pieced the star and then appliqued the star onto the background.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Grandmother's Choice Block 3 - Union Square - I Stitched this block in two colorways.  Foundation Pieced.  Can be found as 9 patch Art Square in EQ 7 and probably in earlier EQ's.  Can be found as No. 2417 in Block Base

Monday, September 10, 2012

This is the 2nd Block. Amethyst Suffragettes.  If you have EQ7, you can find it as Priscilla. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

is posting a free block pattern "to recall the fight for women's rights".   The first free pattern (Block 1) is  called Grandmothers Choice, but you may know it by other names..(Duck and Ducklings).

I will be participating by sewing a block a week to honor all the women who fought so hard to get us to where we are now.  Each week I'll post my progress.

I love the color green so I may do the  50 blocks in some shade of green.  Each block is 8" square finished.  Here's my first attempt.  I made two.  I paper pieced this block, making a pattern with EQ7.  The pattern is available on

The recommendation is an 8" block, but you can make this any size you want.  Colors are also recommended but you know we quilters always do our thing.

If you would like to participate, you may also post your finished blocks on Flickr

                            Block No. 1 (Grandmother's Choice)  in two colorways