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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Block 24 True Blue - Too Smart

 This week's block in the Grandmother's choice project is all about the "Blue Stocking" - the name thrust upon the women who were bold enough to step outside the "norm". The term was considered an insult as it described a woman who might read, write (for publication even), discuss ideas, literature, philosophy or history. Thankfully, times have changed.






This week was one of those when my color palette restricted me as I could not use blue. But it would give me a chance to use this glorious big green flower.  I thought all three of the greens were compatible but the photo does not entirely agree. Oh well.

If you have looked at the flickr site that goes along with the project you will see that there are a number of different ways to arrange the individual pieces in this block. I was ambivalent about the placement of the squares in the small four patches - they could either rotate or be arranged in diagonal rows. As is often the case I showed my son (who I refer to as my Technical Director for his invaluable help in all things electronic) and he straight away commented that it should not be laid out to rotate because of the similarity to the Nazi symbol. Okay, TD, I'll do the diagonal layout.

 In trying to come up with some clever photo to add to this posting I went hunting for some blue stockings. This many years on this odd shade of blue pantyhose was the best I could come up with.

And then I laid down a "true blue" fabric. Doesn't it look great with that green? Too bad it was outside my project scope.

Okay, I'm off to do some discussing of ideas and current events while we eat our pizza treat for Saturday night. Later on, I'll do some reading.

1 comment:

Cheryl Kotecki said...

I wondered what your Staged Block would look like - and there are two versions. The pantyhose made me laugh! The bright green fabric (does that look like McTavishing or what??) does look pretty with the blue. Perhaps an idea for a smaller project in your future?

The center flower, when viewed in the thumbnails, does have a blueishness about it (that's not a word but it's my concept!)