Monday, September 2, 2013

New Jersey - my AYOLF September goal

Happy Labor Day to all in the US!  Although summer doesn't officially end for a few weeks, this 3 day weekend is certainly a strong sign that the days will be growing shorter and the pool closing.

I've been motivated all year to declare goals each month as part of the Another Lovely Year of Finishes   Finishing my quilt top flimsy from Votes for Women  block of the week is my goal for September!

Here is my planned layout.  Once assembled I will decide on outer borders.

What I have left to do?

  1. Make the last block!   I am using 40 of the 49 and have discarded a few because I am not happy with the quality.  I didn't make any of the applique ones.
  2. Set 3 blocks on point
  3. Cut a few more of the side triangles.
  4. Assemble, assemble, assemble.
  5. Decide on final size and what to add for a border.  Right now I am thinking about a inner 2" border (or slightly smaller) and then an outer border of white.
Assembling this quilt has been a lot of fun.  I've enjoyed the history that was revealed each week.

Given that this was called Grandmother's choice, I am making this quilt in honor of both of my grandma's - Mum and Nana.  Nana was born in 1899 and Mum in 1915.  As adults, they lived a few blocks from each other in New Jersey.  

Block 5 was actually called New Jersey.  In 1920, New Jersey was the 29th state to ratify the 19th amendment, the Women's Suffrage movement.  (see Barbara's blog for more information.)

I am thinking of calling this quilt Jersey or New Jersey.  What do you think?

Happy Stitching!


  1. I love that block!! Years ago I did a swap online and we had to pick a block from a "state" book from the state we lived in. I am in NJ so I made a couple dozen of those blocks.....Yours is so cute in the fabric you used.

    I think naming is Jersey is a fun idea and it will commemorate your grandmothers! I'm going to head over and check out the story behind the blocks.


  2. Your blocks look wonderful and I love the colors! I think Jersey would be a great name for a quilt. Good luck with it!

  3. Jersey would be a great name for this one! I love your blocks and the colors you used. Good luck finishing it!

  4. Well, since I was born and raised in NJ, I think New Jersey is a fine name for your lovely quilt.


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