Grandmother’s Choice Catch Up

Woohoo!!!  I’m all caught up with the Grandmother’s Choice Block of the Week (it’s about the only thing I’m caught up on 🙂 ).

Last week was an Ocean Waves block. The bit of history that Barbara Brackman touched on in her blog was regarding her friend Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick and the other women in the military.  Erma had joined the WAVES.  Here is my Ocean Waves block – I thought the aqua blue was appropriate…

28-Ocean-WaveThis week’s block was Seven Pointed Star for Australia.  Barbara tells us about the very successful Australian suffragettes.  Be sure to read her blog for some interesting history.  This block is a challenge – a geometric challenge.  I had a couple of starts and stops and restarts before this end result:

29-Seven-Pointed-Star-for-AIt turned out bright and springy.  The Flickr web site has a lot of amazing quilters making up their versions of these same blocks.  Be sure to check them out!

Also turning bright and springy are the woods behind my house.  They are changing every day from that drab winter gray brown palette to the brightest green you ever saw:

Spring-GreenHave a bright and springy day, y’all!

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