Sunday, September 9, 2012

Grandmother's Choice

Starting Sept. 1, Barbara Brackman has been offering a block of the week relating to the Women's Suffrage movement around the world.  She usually includes some interesting historical information along with an 8" block pattern.  I enjoyed the Civil War block of the week tremendously and used it to make two sampler quilts in 2011.  For this project, I wasn't quite sure what colorway to use, so I didn't start last week.  But yesterday I decided just to take the plunge with any fabric that I really like along with a muslin/off white background.  Here's the first week's block, called "Grandmother's Choice":
I love this sunny yellow!  According to Brackman, America's primary suffrage color was gold, often contrasted with black or dark violetThe next block, "Amethyst" represents the British movement which adopted green, purple, and white as its colors.  So I'll be digging through my stash for just the right combination.  Stay tuned!


Pat from Florida said...

I love your sunny yellow block! Glad you're joining in.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice yellow - I will check out that blog and see if it is something I want to do although I have too many things going as it is!!