As we all know, it is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind and this grandmother (known as Meemaw and Grandma Cookie to those who matter) has changed her mind on the fabric I will use for the Grandmother’s Choice project. Here’s the new fabric:
Grandmother’s Choice is a blog written by Barbara Brackman which recalls women’s fight for the right to vote with a new quilt block each week highlighting different aspects of the suffrage movement. Along with the blog we have a wonderful Flickr group with lots of feedback, examples and encouragement.
My original fabric chosen was kind of cute but for several reasons I wasn’t thrilled with it. The colors were wrong, the fabric was mostly small prints that didn’t lend themselves to fussy cuts and … then there were the disembodied dog heads whose leashes would no longer stay attached:
Most of the new fabric is Good Fortune by Kate Spain. I think it’s really pretty! Here are blocks 1 and 2:
Now the colors are symbolic of the suffrage movement (purple, green and white) and I have prints I can use for fussy cuts and there’s not a single disembodied dog! But there are squirrels… here’s a closer look at block 1 – Grandmother’s Choice:
And a closer look at block 2 – Amethyst:
Now these are fabrics I can play with for a whole year!!!