Saturday, August 4, 2012

Barbara Brackman's New BOW: "Grandmother's Choice"

Ms Brackman's new BOW will be starting on September 1st, 2012 so... if you want to join in, you may want to start assembling your fabrics.  Suggestions are on the BOW blog where the blocks will be posted each week.

The theme for this BOW is women's suffrage and Ms Brackman will be including history of the movement as well as photos from the period.

I am looking forward to learning about the fight for women's suffrage and the weekly challenge of the posted block.

Ms Brackman suggests a purple, green, and white color scheme but also gives other options.  Of course, you can chose whatever fabrics and colors you'd like.  One participant of the Civil War BOW did hers in batiks... it was gorgeous!

I had been thinking of using 1930s reproduction fabrics but with the green/purple suggestion, I recalled I had a small stack of these fabrics...

"Art Nouveau" by Blank Quilting (c. 2008)

I'm not sure white white would be a good choice as a solid but maybe a pale purple and green?  Or a soft blue?  I think a trip to the LQS is called for, yes?   I have the rest of August to prepare...


  1. Beautiful fabrics! Purple and green, huh? I went through a phase when those colors dominated everything I made. I am going to sit on the sidelines for this BOW and enjoy everyone else's creations. I will look forward to yours. : )

  2. Purple and green... what a nice combination Freda. I'm looking forward to your new project.
    * waving from across the big pond* :o)

  3. OH, I love your fabrics....beautiful! This is going to be wonderful to see.

  4. Looking at the flower picture made me think maybe a soft grey would work as a neutral, this is going to be beautiful.

  5. I plan on joining in on Barbara Brackman's new block of the week but not excited about the color choices. Decisions, decisions, decisions. We will be gone most of September so will get a late start and will be able to see what others have done.

  6. You enjoy yourself making those blocks..very interesting and powerful history behind it! Maybe a pale grey for a background? Just a thought.

  7. At first, I thought I wouldn't like the color choices, but after seeing your fabrics, I can see that they would make a beautiful quilt. I don't want to make another large quilt right now, but I'll be following everyone else.

  8. Love, love, love your purple and green fabrics, Freda!