Books, Fabric & Yarn purchased in 2011

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Suffrage Quilt

It's been ages since I last posted.  So much has happened, but I think I'll just start with now.

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.