Sunday, August 4, 2013

Grandmother's Choice Comes to an End

Sadly, the last block in the Grandmother's Choice Block of the Week has been posted. Now I will have to figure out what I will do with my blocks. I definitely learned a lot about the fight for women's rights that I hadn't been aware of before. I'll miss checking the website every Saturday morning to see the newest block.
Block 48: Fair Play

Block 49: An Arc Bending Toward Justice

These are all 49 blocks. If I set them like this, it will be a square quilt.
I'm not so crazy about square quilts.

These are 48 blocks set on point. That would give me a rectangle quilt,
but sadly, Sunbonnet Sue would have to go on the back of the quilt.
I have an idea of what I would do for the alternate block.
I'm going to have to do a little work in Electric Quilt 7 to see if I like the way it looks.
I'm excited that Barbara Brackman will be doing a Block of the Month next year on her Civil War Blog. The topic: The Underground Railroad! I think those will be some interesting blocks. 

In the meantime, there are still more Dixie Diary blocks to come. 
This is the August Block: Confederate Silver

As usual, I made two blocks. This is the heart version. 

The star version.

These are my 16 blocks. There will be a total of 24.
These are really simple blocks--it's not too late to catch up if you haven't started--there are only 12 blocks total.
I think they would look fabulous in patriotic colors--lots of blue, of course! 
Can't forget the August Chicken Scratch blocks!
I think I better use the rubber mallet on the center of the large block!


  1. I do love those quilt blocks set on point! A plain square between each will also make the blocks stand out beautifully.

  2. I vote for on point, too. Oh my, I love those Dixie Diary blocks. How did I miss those???? You are really busy !!
    Great work, as usual.