Saturday, December 28, 2013

Goodbye to 2013: Dustin's Blocks

Alice's Flag by Dustin Cecil

I chose to do this Block of the Week on Women's Rights in the year 2013 because 1913, a century ago, was such an active period in the fight. That last year before the first World War promised so much.

Goodbye to the Centennial year of Pre-War Life with a gallery of a few of Dustin Cecil's Grandmother's Choice blocks. He made two sets. These blocks are from his Scrappy group.

"My second set is going to be totally blind pulls from my scrap box. Anything goes." sez he.

He often added seams and changed the blocks to fit his scraps

See his Scrappy Blocks photostream here:

What a scrap box he must have!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Quilted Top and a Few in Progress

Patty at A Stitch in Time blog
has posted pictures of her finished
Grandmother's Choice quilt

She's calling it New Jersey where her grandmothers lived. She used 36 blocks.

She's had it quilted in a fan pattern which
looks very Modern/Art Deco (another one of those
old-fashioned/modern paradoxes)
Her color scheme and white set and border
add to that up-to-date feel.
See her blog post here:

And a few more finished tops and tops on the design wall:

ColvinKiwi's in Kiwi green and suffragette violet

Variations on the red and white quilt

Color by RUTIGT

More color by Valerie the Morgan Girl

MooseBayMuses in setting hers as a medallion.
It is going to be big.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Karen's Top

Grandmother's Choice Sampler
By Karen at Kookaburra Calling

Karen enjoys applique. Her finished top features a stunning appliqued center. 

She has really pulled together a lot of very different blocks with careful color and fabric choices and by adding that strong central focus framed in a dark scallop.
The block is from Mimi's Bloomers at the One Piece At a Time Blog:

Pinks and tans and lavenders

The final border is another frame that unifies the whole elegant composition.

Great work!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christine's is Quilted

Grandmother's Choice
by Christine

Here's her label. A nice idea to put the selvages
of the fabrics she's used as a frame.