I joined a new Block of the Week at Barbara Brackman's Grandmother's Choice - To Recall The Fight for Women's Rights. I'll be making my blocks with floral fabrics with white and/or cream backgrounds. I've collected floral fabrics for just about ever. The thing is though, they don't always play together nicely. I think together in a scrappy quilt they should work together just fine. I'll be adding some tone-on-tones and a fair amount of green. I'm excited to be sewing again. I've been battling chronic pain again and just can't sew for very long at a time. I put on a CD when I go into my office/studio, and when the CD is over, I'm done for the day. That seems to work pretty well especially if I read a couple of chapters in a book after the sewing time. :-)
I've made 3 blocks so far:
1 - Grandmother's Choice
2 - Amethyst: Suffragettes
3 - Union Square - Red for Rebellion
I'm especially interested in the stories and history that Barbara is providing. I was heavily involved in the Women's Movement in the 70's and even started the first Women's Consciousness Raising Group at my college. Sounds a bit silly to remember that group name now, but believe me, we were dead serious!! I think that's why I have been so very troubled with some issues in the political arena today. I thought we'd decided that women have a right to birth control, and that issues of a woman's health are best decided between a woman and her doctor. If I keep writing, I'm going to have to crawl up on my soapbox, so I'll stop now. I am excited about this BOW, and I'm especially excited to be sewing again.