Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gandmother's Choice Week 2

Barbara Brackman posted her 2nd block in her new Civil War series, Grandmother's Choice. She offers so much interesting info along with options for the new block for this week.

I still think I will do this quilt in a two color way---maybe gold and white since those are symbolic colors in the suffrage movement.  But now I plan on doing some "catch up". Sewing, laundry, and some DVR!

Monday, September 3, 2012

National Sewing Month & Civil War Blocks

I almost forgot. It's September and that brings thoughts of cooler weather, falling leaves, and sewing time.  More time to sew for many of us with the hustle-bustle of summer officially over and shorter days.  It's National Sewing Month, too!
Go to  to find free projects and info on the history of National Sewing Month.

And if you are interested in civil war repro quilting then Barbara Brackman's new Block of the Week just started. She posted the first block yesterday and it will continue for 49 weeks. Each block will be accompanied by a story associated with the fight for women's rights.  
Go  to find info on her first block below.

I plan to participate but since civil war fabrics are just not my thing I plan to use just two contrasting fabrics similar to the one on her webpage:

So long for now.

Check back this week for my big announcement!