Block #46, Barrister's Block, was straightforward machine piecing. I like the look of this block; I can see it in a completely scrappy version - good way to use up scraps!
Block #47, Heroine's Crown. Another favorite block! I opted to use the fusible applique technique with this block, as I wanted to finish more quickly than hand applique would allow. Instead of machine blanket-stitching around the fused shapes, I decided to do the blanket stitching by hand. Maybe I didn't really save any time, but doing some Slow Sunday Stitching today may wrap things up!
Block #48, Fair Play. Completely hand-pieced this one.
Block #49. An Arc: Bending Toward Justice. Also hand-pieced. I don't care much for the design of this block, but I thought the sentiment was a perfect conclusion to the series of history lessons on women's suffrage. The block symbolizes a quote from Martin Luther King: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
Once I finished block 49, I had to circle back to a block from early in the series that I had not completed. Block #4, Kansas Sunflower, was a nod to early suffragettes from Kansas. I also hand-pieced this block, and although a little wonky, it came out better than I had any right to expect as I was rather cavalier about making my original templates. If I were to make the block again, I'd definitely use freezer paper templates for greater accuracy.
At this point, I'm going to lay my Grandmother's Choice blocks aside and contemplate how I want to assemble the blocks. I need to focus on some other projects and come back to these with a fresh perspective.
I'm linking up with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching today as I put the finishing touches on Heroine's Crown. Hope you'll stop by there and see what other hand-stitching fun is underway!