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DJ C9

C9 is another applique block. I would like to think I'm getting better at it, but even I can see the flat side of that one teardrop. If I were actually planning to do this quilt again, I might do this as the second applique block, after B1, and as a seque to the blocks with the melons which have two points. Piecing the background block, the way Jane did, makes it easier to place the teardrops.

DJ H7

How could I have missed a star block? H7 is a modified 9-patch. If you make the quarter-square triangle blocks and then press them really flat, you can just go on to construct this block the way you would any 9patch, and then put a border around it.

DJC8

Most of the really easy blocks have been done by this point, but C8 isn't as hard as it looks. The center is a square on point, and if you consider the three triangles make up the next "on point" part, and the larger triangles make up the final "on point," that makes it a square on point, on point, on point, much like G4, which is also not as hard as it looks.

DJ A13

The thing that makes A13 challenging is that the triangle points (which are, for some reason, not drawn in the book) are not a "normal" triangle. Once you get used to sewing seams that are at an angle, this one really goes together like any other modified 9-patch. You could try in 5 rows, but I constructed the center 9-patch first and then added the outside strips with the points in the middle.

DJ E4

E4 is another one of Jane's diamond blocks. I think they actually look kind of clunky, but evidently she either liked the way they looked or felt challenged by the angles. Except for the fact that six pieces converge on each of the side diamond points, this was a quick block to do.

DJ H9

I decided to do H9 next because it has two things I really feel I need to work on: applique of points and many pieces coming to a point. The center is not spot on, but it's better than most of the other blocks where 8 pieces come together. I'm also getting a little better on the applique, but the bulk on the narrow points still keeps me from getting them as sharp as I'd like.

DJ D9

I redrafted D9 as I redrafted H9 because I thought I could make the blocks easier to cut out. In the book, the blocks are somewhere between 5/8 and 3/4. Here, the border is larger and I made them 5/8. I constructed it as it it were a square on point. The central square was the X (not dissimilar to a 9patch with the center row solid instead of 3 pieces.)

DJ B13

Jane's B13 is a cheater. Brenda's B13 is a modified 9patch with a large central square, but so is A6. So, I came up with a different pieced center. If I had been in my right mind, I probably would have appliqued those triangles, as it was, I pieced them with the Jane Stickle Memorial 1/4" Lattice Strips. Maybe I should call my new block "Lindsay's Folly."