Monday, January 25, 2010
A Small Miletone...at 10% (roughly...)
I finished blocks I3, H7, D3, E2 and RS6 this weekend. RS6 was the most challenging, with inset seams. Somehow I made it through...thankfully, thatquilt.blogspot.com is an incredibly helpful blog with great tips on some of the more challenging parts. As well, quiltingboard.com has some wonderful tutorials on doing inset seams and y-seams....all of which are extremely helpful on this journey with Jane Stickle!
I have completed 24 blocks, so I'm just about to hit 1/10 of the quilt. Imagine...and I've put hours into it! I can just imagine that Jane must have put several hours into each block...designing, choosing her fabric, making the block itself. I wonder if she drew it out first so she could choose her colorway? I have this mental image that she started with the center block, then made the blocks that surround it, and went from there. Sorta like a medallion quilt, only with teeny, tiny blocks and pieces.
Surprise surprise, I hate the way I3 turned out. That's the block with the dots on the bottom right. Those dots just look lame. I will wait until I have all the blocks completed before I decide to redo it. It may not bother me so much in the grand scheme of things!
Wishing you all a safe and warm week ahead. Try to stay dry and keep on quilting!