|BLOCK NO. 33: CONTRARY HUSBAND|
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
|Block No. 32: Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie|
This block represents the necktie worn by Teddy Roosevelt who supposedly had women's rights in his heart. He didn't believe the cause of suffrage for women to be all that important really. That is until the states started to give women voting rights. Then he deemed it politically prudent to join in.
The block was a pattern in Clara Stone's Pattern Catalogue dated 1910.
I printed this block out from my EQ7 as a foundation piece. Since the block couldn't really be foundation pieced all the pieces came out individually. I then printed the pieces on to freezer paper. I cut out the pieces and ironed them on to the back of the desired color fabric, then hand pieced the block. The freezer paper allowed me to hand piece easily and also allowed for straight lines in the bowtie.
Still using up my small (neatly organized) pieces of scrap fabric.
|Block No. 31. Tinted Chains - Click|
All of the fabric is from my scraps. The purple dates back to 1998 and probably most of the others too. The purple I can prove to myself. The date of the fabric was on the salvage.
The meaning of this block can be found on the Grandmother's Choice Blog. Some women are in chains but don't realize it. The click comes when they reach their ah ha moment.
I had fun doing this block. It gave me practice in matching my points and it allowed the use of small pieces of scraps I have....which are all now nicely organized.