1/10/2011

Center Block on Suffragette Quilt

I suppose since this is the most joyous block I should save it until last in the sequence....But since I am a big believer in "eat dessert first", I will start with it... I have so many wonderful pictures and it's difficult to settle on just the right ones... Of course the one on the left has always been the hands-down winner for the prime spot on the quilt... I have several others with women voting but the words "WAY OUT" are the greatest... And of course the hat is to die for!


I think awhile back I showed you how I edited this picture in photoshop... The hat cast a dark shadow on her face. I cut her face out, lightened it and put it back... Magic!






The joyous women celebrating was harder and I had it narrowed down to two photos...both wonderful. But the deciding factor here was the horn. Besides eating dessert first I'm also a big believer in ringing your bell, banging your tambourine and blowing that horn....

Rather than a banner in this block I will use this Susan B. Anthony quote: "Men, their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less." I will also use her image on a cameo for this block also..

I mentioned I had padlocks for every block and on this block the padlock will be open and a vote will be the key... And there will lots and lots of wonderful seams and I get to use the fabulous bow parts Susie W. sent me....well she actually sent me lace bows and I made them into parts... You will love them... Thanks Susie

5 comments:

Cathy K said...

Yes, they are lovely pictures! And I love how you are using the lock and key to show not only women shackled, but to unlock that ballot box to vote. Hugs, Cathy

susiew said...

I am loving those photos. What a great beginning you have there and what fun we will have watching your work. I especially love the lady with the horn. Talk about happy! She should definitely be on top of the invitation list to any party.

Use those 'bow parts' with wild abandonment ..... I've got plenty more if you need them.
SusieW

Pearl said...

I'm loving the pictures and your humor, your ideas are brimming with talent! I just have a hard time waiting for this quilt to be done!

Laurie said...

I love the pictures Gerry, I'm so into this era. I can't wait to see as this is put together, I never would have thought of anything like this!

Plays with Needles said...

Your pictures are looking awesome. Each day they get better and better! I don't know how you'll choose. This is one of those quilts that you'll just have to walk up close to visit....any museum having a women's suffragette exhibit would love to borrow it... I like the smiles on the horn blowing pic too...

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