In a few weeks our new book will be out - Victory Girls. The idea for the book came about in a round about way. Lissa Alexander, a VP of Marketing at Moda Fabrics, suggested we do a BOM. An Americana one of course. We tossed around a few ideas and knew we wanted to honor women. At first we tried to encompass lots of American women, but we narrowed it down to the women of the 1940's who sacrificed quite a bit for our country. Thus, Victory Girls came about.
We wanted to honor the women who entered the workforce - Rosie the Riveters they became known as.This was the block we used to represent her - a factory lunch pail. The "WR" on the pail represents Willow Run, the bomber plant outside of Ypsilanti Michigan. It's practically a stone's throw from where we grew up.
Let's not forget that everyone became a farmer and planted a Victory Garden.
There's a lot more. Here it is all together.
We had so much fun making these quilts and rugs. We hope you like them. We'll have more about this book when it comes back from the printer.
Polly wants me to remind you that there are only 4 of the Semper Fi - Watering Can rug kits left. You can find it on the homepage of our website.
Have a great weekend.
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