Sunday, August 8, 2010
Last 3 Dear Jane Blocks
I just finished off the last three Dear Jane blocks. Despite fears that I had gotten sidetracked again, I was pretty sure I had at least three blocks in progress hiding out somewhere. During my cleaning today they turned up, just as I had expected. The first one is L-13, Harvest Moon. It was all prepped, and just needed to be appliqued down at the edges. The one in the middle is a Log Cabin, which isn't an official DJ block, but it was on the software, so I decided to include it anyway. The last one is A-13, Starlight, Starbright. It was a major pain in the neck and didn't want to lie flat at all. I hand pieced it in the car when we were driving to the cruise this summer. I'm not a very precise hand piecer I guess. I didn't have and iron at the time and was hopeful that it would all work out in the end. One side did, but the other, well, it wasn't cooperating.
I've got all the sashing strips and cornerstones cut out and ready to go. I squared up all the blocks and it should take too long to get the top put together.
The girls wanted to see a free movie this morning. The theater is very near Joann's so we popped in to find some more fabrics for the Midget blocks. I showed them what I meant by "small scale" prints and they went to town picking out a rainbow of fat quarters which were on sale today. They are just out of the laundry now, so I'll get them all pressed and squared up. It looks like the next two blocks are pretty simple, so I might get another put together tonight. I'm sure the initial enthusiasm will wear off at some point, but long term Amy and I were thinking that one block a week is reasonable goal. Some weeks I can get more done, but I'm going to try not to put this one away and let is turn into a UFO.