What, another twofer? Yes – seeing as how two weeks ago my iron did a full gainer off the ironing board (long story having to do with my bigoldfatone). That one event put a halt to all things quilt related, and it took so stinkin’ long for the replacement dry iron to arrive. Methinks the vendor made a tidy little profit on shipping costs judging by the length of time it took to get here vs. the $$ I paid.
Block Thirty-One: Tinted Chains
The title Tinted Chains, refers to the circumscribed lives of women who were bound to husbands, families, and homes; chattel, denied the right to voice an opinion at the polls.
I pulled in a new fabric, a medium gold plaid, to replace the orange fabric that I 86ed. No matter how hard I coaxed, the orange just wouldn’t play nice. I probably spent more time auditioning fabrics for the Tinted Chains block than it took to make, but I do admire the finished piece.
Block Thirty-Two: Mr. Roosevelt’s Necktie
The block is called Mr. Roosevelt’s Necktie in reference to the Bull Moose (Progressive) Party’s use of the women’s suffrage plank in the failed 1908 presidential race.
Is it a necktie? Or is it a doggy treat? My first impression of this pattern was a dog bone – try as I might, I can’t get that image out of my head. I’m all about the more traditionalpattern, and I admit that I’ve reached the point where I actually kind of enjoy Y-seams, but I don’t mind adding a variation to my pattern book.
Much can be done by law towards putting women on a footing of complete and entire equal rights with man – including the right to vote, the right to hold and use property, and the right to enter any profession she desires on the same terms as the man… Women should have free access to every field of labor which they care to enter, and when their work is as valuable as that of a man it should be paid as highly. Theodore Roosevelt, 1913