The history story and block for this week is all about women being chained to a life of servitude. As I had "abandoned" my household tasks of this week and spent at least twenty hours over at church helping with the flower arranging for the Easter celebrations I do not really feel as though I am chained to this house. While I "should" have been cleaning my home in readiness for Easter and buying the ingredients for our Easter dinner (much less planning it!), I instead had the joy of working with glorious pastel blooms to decorate.
Initially I looked at the block and thought those squares were too big and that I would instead make the more accepted version of Tinted Chains. That block has quite a few more squares and would give me more variety of fabrics. However, I looked at my blocks to date and decided I already had some that had those smaller squares and maybe I needed a block with bigger squares. This may be the first time I have used either of these fabrics so I will have to remember to use them again once or twice someplace in the upcoming blocks.
This makes for an altogether happier looking outcome than grim chains.