I’ve actually been keeping up with the Grandmother’s Choice Block of the Week over the last few weeks … I just haven’t kept up with blogging about them! Each week Barbara Brackman gives us a new block and a bit of history related to the women’s suffrage movement. Very interesting reads and some fun quilt blocks too!
Week 30 was Broad Arrow – representing the prison garb worn by suffragettes. I had a choice of one big fat broad arrow or four smaller arrows. I chose the smaller ones for more interest…Week 31 was Tinted Chains – referring to a quote by Susan B. Anthony in 1872: “The fact is women are in chains and their servitude is all the more debasing because they do not realize it.” Here is my Tinted Chains block:
Be sure to check out the Flickr Grandmother’s Choice group for some really awesome interpretations of these same blocks!
Have a GREAT weekend, y’all!