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Saturday, November 26, 2011

First finished blocks.....small progress

Well, after years of procrastination, I have finally begun. A friend who has all her blocks done and took a class from Brenda at Asilomar told me to put a one inch by five inch strip of muslin on the right hand side and a one inch by five and one/half strip on the bottom of each block as I went. But row A requires a 5 1/2 inch on the top also.....and block A-1 requires an additional 6 in. strip on the left hand side. So I precut l69 five by one inch strips, 169 + 26 five 1/2 by one inch strips, and two 6 inch strips. She said it was a tip to greatly facilitate putting them together by doing a little at a time. One other hint she gave me was to make sure I always use a really sharp or new needle. Sure keeps those tiny pieces from getting jammed at the beginning of a seam . I use headers usually and always chain piece.....but it is a good hint. Love working on these although my husband said this quilt certifies me as absolutely NUTS. Here are blocks A-1, A-2, A-5, A-6 ,A-7, A-8.




8 comments:

LynCC said...

That's an awesome start, and as three of them are highly-involved blocks, I wouldn't call it "small" progress. ;D

Vicki ♥ said...

Well done on very beautiful blocks. They are perfect!! Love your fabrics too. Hugs Vicki x

Stephanie said...

Your blocks are beautiful and I like your tip of adding the sashing. I'm going to look into that.

Julianne said...

I really love the idea of sashing as you go. It is very tedious to have all the blocks finished and then have to do all the sashing at once!! Think I will start to do the same!!!!

Paula said...

Wonderful start, and I love the idea of sashing as you go. Thanks for sharing.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lovely blocks.

ANudge said...

Great job!

Dawne and Dale said...

I'm just beginning my Jane Journey and will follow along with you all. :) Dakotamaid