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DJ G1

Not a terribly attractive block, in my opinion, I elected to applique the curved pieces onto a strip and then cut the results into the quarter-square triangles needed to finish the block. The intersections were a bit bulky, even after I cut away the overlapping fabric, but I think I'm satisfied with the result.

DJ B11

I understand the redraw of this block in the book, but I thought it made the design look kind of clunky with the central bar so thick. I went back to the photo of the block and redrafted it to end up as as square on point with pieced curves into the outside triangles. The curved pieces gave me some trouble, and the can makes it look like the darker fabric shows through, but it actually looks quite nice in person.

DJ J1

Someone else is working on J1! She's appliquing it, but I thought it looked like Jane pieced the block and since inset pieces hold no fear for me, I redrafted the block to be entirely pieced...and it turns out I think I would have liked it as applique better..and we all know how I feel about applique.

DJ M13

The last block in the "main" part of the quilt, I decided to move it up to be my "middle" block. I have a half block and half the square left to piece. After having pieced it, I was think it might have been nicer to have reverse appliqued it and thus losing the seams in the lighter fabric which add alot of bulk, especially at the edges.

DJ L13

I'm moving faster on the blocks these days not because they're simpler, but because I have so much waiting around to do. Peg has so many appointments, and as her driver, there's not much for me to do when she's actually there except handwork. I did the bulk of L13 at a Tea and Baba meeting. Unfortunately, one of the kids walked up and asked me what I was doing. How can you explain handquilting and this quilt in 10 words or less to a teenager?

DJ I9

I went off the "road" for this one. I didn't like Brenda's draft, nor what I could see of Jane's original block. Since there's going to be light colored sashing around it, I elected to divide the space between the central "square on point on point" and the edged evenly, then do one Flying Goose and another plain triange to finish instead of piecing with odd triangles and having that funky edge.

DJ  H10

However did such an easy block escape my notice until now? I've worked on ittier-bittier triangles than those in H10 with no problem. However, hubris did come home to roost in that my iron seems to have departed for another life in that Great Sewing Room in The Sky. Maybe I can straighten the block with a new one.

DJ H6

H6 is full of circles. Circles which I should have sewn, then cut, then appliqued. Instead, I pieced each itty bitty quarter circle into its companion square, and when I was done, I pieced the quarter circles in the corners even though it looks like Jane only did one and said "enough." Finding myself, finally, with a 9patch, I discovered I still had to stitch slowly because there were so many converging seams that it seemed impossible to make them all meet. Whew!