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DJ C1

Having gained confidence with long, narrow strips, I decided to attack C1, which is very reminiscent of D13. My theory, which there's no way to prove is that Jane Sickle started with the basic blocks and designed families of more intricate ones as she worked on her quilt.

DJ J2

I had wanted to make the quilt entirely out of William Morris prints, but my room-mate mentioned there was no red William Morris in my stash, so I'm using this print inspired by Sturbridge Village starting with J2. I have also come to the conclusion that if Jane Sickle did so many of these 1/4" strips in her blocks that she might have ended up a bit loopy when she was done!

DJ C12

C12 is another 9-patch variation. I probably attempted this one a little too soon because, even though it is all straight seams, all those little tiny squares made me wish I was machine piecing and rotary cutting this one. And which way do you press the seams when the pieces are this small? I'll think I wait on the other 9-patch of 9-patches...

DJ 3

Another variation on a 9-patch or is it a variation on blocks with borders and cornerstones? I pieced C3 like a 9-patch with 4-patches in the corner, 2-patches on the sides and a sold square in the middle. I'm getting quite good at figuring which base square a particular block is jumping from.

DJ J6

J6 has the itty bitty pieces that C12 has, but only one, central 9-patch of them. The other narrow strips are easy to piece, and I really like the effect of weaving in the center.

DJ L4

Remember when I was talking about borders? Well the corners and center of this 9-patch is actually small bordered blocks. I really like the effect, which, in the real life version kind of shimmers. It's enough to make me forgive Jane for those 1/4 inch strips.

DJ F3

This is your basic "snowball block", but with the borders and their triangular corners, it's just a big 9-patch. I imagine, if you were to sew F3 on a machine, you could use Maryellen Hopkin's technique of sewing diagonally down the middle of squares to form the central snowball. As it is, I'm getting better at sewing by hand on the bias.

DJ M2

M2 has an X block in the center and it's surrounded by a border. After constructing the center, I made the half-square triangles on the corners and then just made the block as if it were a 9-patch, just like the previous block.