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Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Block of the Week

Barbara Brackman has done it again!  Another Block of the Week has started - on 1 September 2012 and will go for 49 weeks.

How many of you followed her Civil War BOW?  I did, but unfortunately didn't keep up with making the blocks although I have saved them all on the computer!  Another 'to do' quilt on my never ending list.

This BOW she has called 'Grandmother's Choice' and will be relating stories of the Suffragettes and Women's Rights in those early years.  Barbara has started another blog for you to follow and get the patterns.  I have put it in my Blog List on the right or you can click on any of the links in this posting.  This is one project I really really want to do.  I feel very strongly about the rights of women and the abuse some suffer in other countries (and here in the 'civilised' society as well - mostly within their family units).

Not sure how I want to make this one.  Do I use the colours of the Suffragette movement, purple (for dignity), green (for hope) and white (purity);  (if I can find enough reproduction fabrics in these colours, it might be the way to go).  I have always wanted to make a red and white quilt, (which by the way was the English women's colours);  will I chose this option?  Australia's Women's Right Movement chose the colours green, gold and white - another good option.  I could just go with scrappy and use my civil war and reproduction fabrics that I have.  But to honour these women I feel I should use their colours.

Decisions, decisions.  Which way would you go?  When I have made my decision I will let you know.


jacaranda said...

I would use all of the colours you mentioned to represent every woman in every country, in every nation. No matter where in the world they are, there is terrible abuse and suffering to women. I wouldn't mind doing it as well.

Frances Leate said...

I am very tempted by this project too Joy and can't decide on what fabric pallet to use - thank you for your suggestions. Oh well while I am deciding I can finish off a few things. Take care.

Sharon~Two Bits Patches said...

I'm in. I was thinking not so long ago that the coulor of orchids would make a lovely palette; then Barbara had a photo of an orchid for a sample.So I'm going with cream, green, lavender with a bit of gold and burgundy.
that's the plan anyway.