|A7, Dad's Plaids
||[Dec. 31st, 2008|10:26 pm]
Dear Jane Quilts
Date Completed: December 30, 2008
Number of Pieces: 8
Description: hand reverse applique/machine pieced
Color Group: purple
Number of blocks completed: 60
Number of pieces so far: 1048+ 137 sashing
Interesting current event: The governor of Illinois is in embroiled in a scandal. He was trying to sell Obama's senate seat to the highest bidder. In more personal news, we have a contract on a townhouse! We're almost homeowners!
I've had this block ready to go for months, but I was very unhappy with my less than stellar placement so ignored it. I suppose I could have just redone it, but I hate redoing things even though it probably would have taken 20 minutes. Honestly, in person it is not very noticeable and it will really not be noticeable in the finished quilt.
My quilting New Years Resolution is to do the BOW through the official Dear Jane mailing list each week. That will get me through the blocks I've been putting off and maybe this quilt will be done in my life time!
This week's block is M-13, Lynette's Diamond. I'm going to make it using the tip at the official Dear Jane site, but I have no idea if it will really work. I'm not a spacial based person so the idea doesn't make any sense to me, but sounds pretty easy to execute:
"Done a totally radical way-it works! Applique a 5" circle of focus fabric onto a 5-1/2" background fabric square. Sew 1-1/4" (focus fabric) square onto the four background corners using a diagonal line (as you do for quick corners and flying geese). Trim the under side of the focus fabric. Cut the large square into quarters. Turn them around and sew the quarters back together as per the M13 picture and you have a perfect Lynette's diamond!"