I'm so pleased to be a part of this blog and really think that it will help me to push on to complete my top. I can't believe that some of you have already finished one and are working on another! I have nicknamed mine as "Crazy Jane" She will be a blue and white quilt, and I am trying to use a different fabric in each block. That is quite a challenge, so to help organize and identify all the different fabrics I am putting each row in a baggie with a card which I sew a swatch from each block onto as I make them.
I started this crazy adventure in January of 2004, and am a bit over a quarter finished. I've decided that I want to finish my top by my birthday in August 2012, so need to make at least 4 blocks a week to accomplish that. I've been really doing well for the last month, but it looks like I'm going to be challenged to do as much for the next few weeks as I have a lot of other things I need to work on - I do alterations, as well as special order sewing and quilting and have had a lot of work come in lately (not that I am complaining!).
I have finished rows A-D and am mid-way through E as well as having done some of the more simple blocks here and there. Tonight I went through the book to find a quick one, and settled on F-3. So sweet and simple, just a snowball block in the center and 4 triangles for the corner pieces. Plus that, no odd measurements - those seem to be my downfall. I was really happy to find a good block for this pretty fabric - it really was a perfect fit to put the wintery fabric in a snowball.
I am so much enjoying seeing everyone else's blocks - who knows, maybe I'll be tempted to make another version after I finish this one!