Sunday, February 17, 2013

Week 25 - The Carrie Nation Quilt

I think if I've seen this block before, it was called a Double Four-Patch, so we're always learning something new. Carrie Nation was an interesting character - perhaps being six feet tall automatically made her a center of attention which pushed her to her boldness? It is interesting to learn that the alcohol industry lobbied to keep women from getting the vote because they knew so many would support prohibition.

This block is very simple, but it was difficult for me to choose fabrics for it. Somehow, it just didn't lend itself to fussy cutting with the fabrics I have to work with, so it was hard to make it special. I decided to base my choices on the fresh green circles print, perhaps because I'm looking forward to spring. The other prints I picked for variety of scale and texture.


Dorry said...

Sometimes it is just right to use the simple approach. You made it look good. I'm glad to discover that I was not the only one who had trouble selecting fabrics for this block

Sherrye said...

The Spring Green circle in this block is my favorite!