Here on our island you can always drive your Chevy to the levee.
This weekend, the island held its 22nd annual 50’s Bash. There were lots of old cars displayed around town. I tried to think of things typical of the 50’s for my block today. I finally decided on pedal pushers (nowadays known by other names). The perfect colors were Chevy blue with a bubblegum pink background.
The island always seems to be a town set back in time. The illusion was enhanced by the old cars parked on the main street.
There was a dog show too. The critters were awarded prizes in categories such as “the tallest dog’ and “the dog with the best tail.” There were many winners. I don’t think a single dog went home without a prize.
If you are thinking about the 50’s, you can make a 4-inch Pedal Pusher paper pieced block by clicking on the small graphic below. It will take you to foundations to print out for your own block. The block is a smaller and rougher version of one of the wardrobe pieces in my Kate & Friends
Labels: block-a-day, history, home, island life, paper piecing, quilting