Saturday, January 12, 2013

Week 20: Memory Wreath

This week's history lesson was about Emily Wilding Davidson, one of England's more radical Suffragists. She was killed in her attempt to stop the King's horse at the 1913 Derby. Surprisingly, there are videos of the event available on YouTube. (you can find a link to one of them on Ms. Brackman's blog.) Emily Davidson had tried to commit suicide before and it's not clear whether that was part of the intention of her daring action in June of 1913.

The newsreel footage I watched saddened me this morning, so I just tried to make a pretty block.

I deliberately changed the value placement to make a dark/light/dark frame for the bird in flight. As we approach the half-way point in making these blocks, I decided to reuse two fabrics in this block. I still have many that have not been used at all, but repeating some of the ones I bought just for this quilt will help tie the blocks together.


Alice said...

Love that bird, Cheryl!

Dorry said...

That bird looks so pretty there nestled in the center of your wreath.And, yes, with the darks and lights arranged like this it makes the block look like it's name. Good one.

Anna Banana said...

You succeeded in making another beautiful block!
Halfway already?!