I was so sad to read about the death of an inspiring quilter that I know through blogland. I used to love popping over to see what Karen was creating with her Votes for Women project - or as she called it "BB (for Barbara Brackman) Women's Suffrage BOW". You can see her last block here. And just look at the masterpieces she made with these blocks. I love her creative use of images and text in her blocks. It is so sad that this quilt will not be finished, her life and her quiltmaking ending much too soon.
I have finished another block for my Votes for Women quilt. This is block #17 called Mother's Delight. It was one of the most challenging blocks to sew in the BOW so far.
Wanting to avoid using templates, I drafted a pattern on freezer paper to use as a foundation to piece on. The center join isn't great, but not too terrible either!
This BOW (block of the week) is now more than half finished, and all the block patterns are still available, so it's not too late to start yours - click here to get to the website. I am a few blocks behind, but really have enjoyed making another sampler quilt with Barbara Brackman!