Back to the sewing room this week to try to get caught up on the other Block of the Month, the Kansas City Star’s Women of Influence quilt. Did manage to get blocks 6, 7, 8 and 9 done. Will work on block 10 and hopefully have it finished in time for the next block to come out, third Sunday in November.
Block 6, Love Apple, honors Elizabeth Cady Stanton who was a significant part of the suffrage movement.
Block 7, Log Cabin, honors rights advocate and abolitionist Sojourner Truth.
Block 8 is called Tulip and was designed to honor Lucretia Mott who was an activist for abolition and suffrage.
And Block 9, called Whirlwind, pays tribute to Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet.
So enjoying the women’s history that is being intertwined with these blocks! Anxious to get the measurements for the Flying Geese borders for the blocks which will form a secondary pattern when the blocks are put together. Even though many of the blocks are very simple, I think this bordering of the blocks is just going to make the quilt.
A little daydreaming going on too! In the new magazine I picked up the other day, More Fast & Fabulous Quilting Ideas, I fell in love with this adorable purse. I mean really, can you have too many pockets??
May be time to dig through the autumn or Christmas fabrics…