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DJ C4

One of the things about this quilt is that it is very humbling. Just when you get to feeling very good about your skills, you run into a block that just throws you. C4 is not a difficult block, but for some reason, I must have gotten over confident about the center framed 9-patch. The row that is supposed to be in the middle ended up on one of the sides. The set in corners made the outside corners uneven, and I decided I'd just frame it up using sashing to make up any difference in block size.

DJ B5

B5 is another block with the diamonds which are drawn in the book as applique, but which I believe Jane pieced. I pieced them myself and pressed the seam allowance to the surrounded fabric which gives them the appearance of having been reverse appliqued.

DJ D12

I probably could have been more careful about where the arrowheads were pointing, but other than that, I like this block, D12. It reminds me, in some ways of F12 with it's maltese looking points.

DJ I7

I7 is actually a very simple block. What kept me from piecing it was the tiny triangles at the end of each bar. The first time I did tiny applique triangles was L12. These came out much more satisfactory probably because the fabric was a little thinner and I used a narrower seam allowance.

DJ B8

B8 turned out better than I thought. It's the last block I cut out before the Crazed Days of Holiday sewing and it took forever to piece. Some of it I put down to the applique, which actually looks better in person. Most of it was general holiday distraction since it's not really that hard a block and doesn't have that many pieces.

DJ M1

I rather like the way M1 turned out, even though I ended up ripping out the triangles which make the points on the center block no less than 5 times. I pieced this one as a central 9-patch, with pieced corners turning it into a square on point. Then there were two rows of "log cabin" pieces.

DJ D8

I used the same almost-white background in this block as I did in I7. It doesn't scan very well. In person it's a very faint tan on white check. D8 is entirely applique. The faint lines in the background which look like seams are actually folds to keep the applique in the correct quadrant. If I had to do this one over again, I probably wouldn't crowd the pieces as much.

DJ LS11

I've been moving very slowly on the triangles. I'm hoping the Triangle Challenge on the Dear Jane group gives me some incentive. Until then, here is LS11, which was not that hard once it was cut out. Luckily I had appliqued so many melons in the previous few blocks that this little tiny one not painful. I had also resisted getting the special rules so long because Jane herself probably did not have them, but they make these triangles SO much easier. Happy New Year!