Finally I made some time to get to work on my Votes For Women Block of the Week project.
This is the fabric I have been saving for this special project. I was lucky enough to win these reproduction fabrics in one of the Quilt Square Quilt Along draws that Jo has each month. And I bought some yardage of the two shirting fabrics for the backgrounds. I'm not sure if I have enough, but it will be a good start.
Block #1 - "Grandmother's Choice"
Easy peasy sewing for the first block. I fussy cut the little flowers on the navy and am happy with how it turned out.
Block #2 - "Amethyst"
A tricky block to sew. I didn't want to make templates, so I divided the block into quarters and drafted a pattern on freezer paper.
I like how the background fabric seems to make the block look more circular (totally by accident!). You can see more blocks posted on the Flickr page.
Part of the fun of a sew along with Barbara Brackman is all the historical information you get to read. I just love the slogan of the British Women's Social and Political Union in the early 1900's:
"Deeds Not Words"