A quick update on my BOWs and BOMs – that is my Block of the Week and Block of the Month projects.
Barbara Brackman’s Grandmother’s Choice Block of the Week treats us each week to a bit of history on Women’s Rights movement and a quilt block pattern. Last week we had the block Nameless Star and the history touched upon The Lucy Stone League. My Nameless Star:
This week the block highlighted the many misconceptions about women’s anatomy – including the historical (hysterical) view that we should not ride bicycles or sit astride horses. I’m sure all the ladies in my cycle class would heartily disagree. Nonsense! Thus the block this week is named Nonsense! My Nonsense:
The Dixie Diary Block of the Month (also written by Barbara Brackman) includes Civil War history and a monthly block. The May block is called Token of Dried Roses – here is mine:
When I first started the Dixie Diary blocks we were given an option to applique a star or a heart on the block. My first block I appliqued a star, but the rest have been hearts. So I’ve gone back and replaced that first star with a heart – I think this will give the quilt a nice consistent look. Next month will the the 6th month – I’ll play with laying the blocks out and show them to you as a group.
I’ve also been working on a miniature quilt for the TVQG Quilt Show Auction in September. I was inspired by my friend Suz’s work on the log cabin row houses during our retreat but decided I wanted to make houses out of our favorite (ok, one of our favorite) fabric designers – Kaffe Fassett. So here is a miniature – 13.5″ by 18″ – called “Kaffe’s Crazy Neighborhood.”
I still need to quilt, bind and label it, but had to share the bright and cheery little quilt. And, if you want to bid on it, be sure to come to the TVQG Quilt Show in September!
Have a happy weekend, y’all!