New Orleans House Project

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Grandmother's Choice: Boy's Breeches

I'm supposed to be menu-planning and making a grocery list, but I thought I'd do some hand-stitching while I enjoy my weekly cup of coffee.

Due to the dreaded Y-seams, I decided to hand-piece the week 12 block of Barbara Brackman's BOW Grandmother's Choice.  The block is known as boy's breeches and Barbara chose it as a reference to how women's clothing has evolved over the past century.  My color interpretation is rather literal, as I chose "washday" (scroll to the bottom to read about washday clothing) indigo for the breeches.  

Once I finish the breeches, it's on to hand-stitching the binding on the Exotic Star quilt.  IF I can get Moxie to give up her new favorite spot!

Linking up with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching today - check out what other hand-stitchers are creating this week.  BTW, check out Kathy's clever interpretation of Boy's Breeches!


  1. I would be dreading the y-seams even if I was hand piecing! Really must learn how one of these days.:)

  2. What a great idea to hand piece this block! I love that photo of all the supplies ready and the project all organized...makes me want to pick up my stitching and get off this computer!!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  3. Hi Angie, I was just over at Kathy's blog and noticed that you hand pieced your Little Boy's Britches!! That was what I was doing on Sunday, but didn't get my photo posted! Your exotic star is beautiful!!


  4. You did a wonderful job on your block! And what a precious little helper you have. Moxie looks very sweet.