Not everyone loves sewing individual blocks for a quilt, but I really do. I love the look of a sampler quilt, and the challenge of making each block from a different pattern.
I'm almost caught up with the block of the week with Barbara Brackman.
This is block #5 called Suffrage Pioneer. The 'X' in the block symbolizes womens' right to vote.
Oh dear...trust me, my block looks much better in real life than on the computer screen! It was a fun one to sew and came out to the perfect size.
This is block #6 called "Aunt Eliza's Star". The history lesson about Eliza Custis and child custody issues reminded me how much legal rights have improved for women. It was very interesting for me to be thinking about this while watching the US presidential debate.