Grandmother’s Choice

Countdown To September 1, 2012

I’ve joined a Block of the Week and the real fun kicks off in two weeks.

The Flickr group is up and running, old friends greeted, new friends introducing themselves, color selections made, fabric stashes shopped, and last minute fabrics purchased to fill in as needed. Barbara Brackman is the woman driving all of the activity, and for at least 49 weeks I’ll be trying to keep up the pace.  This is the spot where I’ll attempt to keep track of my progress.

The theme of this year’s quilt along is Grandmother’s Choice: A Quilt Block Of The Week to Recall The Fight For Women’s Rights.

1911 Poster for the California Campaign by Bertha Margaret Boye (1893-1930) of San Francisco

My Inspiration Piece:  I spied this poster on Barbara’s blog, way down at the very bottom near the end of a discussion about period appropriate color choices.  It grabbed my attention immediately. For me it has it all, the yellow-gold and ivory contrasted with black to represent the American Suffragist campaign, beige and a beautiful gray, but perhaps best of all… would you take a look at that orange.

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