|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.