Thursday, October 20, 2016

drafting the Hillary block

The logo for Hillary Clinton's campaign is a great fit for quilters.
I have found several patterns online but all seemed to be more complicated than I wanted--or used paper piecing--so here is my version.
Finished block size: 5 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches
Finished size with 1 3/4 cut sashing: 7 by 7 3/4 inches (7 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches with seam allowances)

NOTE: my layout picture is with the arrow point section too big--I took the photograph while making an earlier version that did not fit together and forgot to take a pictures as I made the final version.

Cut from blue:
two 2 inch squares
one 2 by 7 inch strip

Cut from white:
two 2 inch squares
one 1 1/4 by 7 inch strip

Cut from red
one 2 by 3 1/2 inch rectangle
one 2 3/4 inch strip, then use Companion Angle to cut a goose shape.

Sew together blue and white strips and press to the blue.
Use EZ angle and with the white in the longer (bottom) side, cut at 2 3/4 inches. You need to cut two of them and will have an extra large goose shape for another project.
from 1 3/4 inch strips
two 5 inch rectangles
two 8 1/4 inch rectangles

This block uses the colors in Hillary's logo. I plan to make more blocks in all different solid colors.

My pattern of a logo--not too sure on copyright with this.
Use at your pleasure and your risk!
Nancy in Philadelphia has more ideas on how to make it:

I like to see political quilts from the past (Tippecanoe and Tyler Too) and hope Hillary quilts are studied many years from now!


Beth Van Meeteren said...

Wonderful to pass to a daughter. A symbol of strength and perseverance.

Ginette Rostedt said...

Attractive block, though I am surprised to see a church woman supporting abortion. 699,000 per year v 614,000 for second largest cause of death heat disease. Verification

Lynn Dykstra said...

Ginette, I appreciate your thoughts but want you to be aware there is nuance to this issue. I would prefer to have this conversation in private email but you are set for no-mail on blogger.
Here is a link that has some of my thoughts.
"The two biggest indicators a woman will have an abortion are that she is poor (75% of women who have abortions make less than $23,000 and half make less than $11,000), and had an unintended pregnancy (half of U.S. pregnancies are unintended, and 43% end in abortion).
Want to guess which political party is more effective at reducing poverty and unwanted pregnancies? I'll give you a hint. It's not the "pro-life" Party that in this last Congressional session alone fought to cut medical care for poor mothers and children, food programs for kids, and contraception coverage and access for women."

Dianne Alley said...

Thank YOU!