This block was paper pieced. I like this method for the accuracy it gives me. The colors are from my stash. Really old, from the late 90's I think. I was buying night sky fabric for an appliqued Christmas Quilt - I love Christmas. These are the bits of leftover's that I could never part with.
This block is called Nonsense or Boys Nonsense and was featured by the Ladies Art Company over a century ago.
Any little thing the "boys" could come up with to keep women in the place of inferiority they did. Women should not ride horses or bikes astride - not good for their anatomy. Women shouldn't spend hours at the sewing machine. (Yes, ok - go for it guys.) And you know it still exists...just look around. Not as flagrant, but it's there. I'd love to hear what you all experience in this nonsense.