Block number/name: BR-6 “Frank’s Rickrack”
Date completed: July 24, 2008
Number of pieces: 22
Notes on block: This triangle was a scary one. I probably should have made it easier on myself and redrafted the top to be pieced, but I didn’t. I pieced the bottom portion. Then I started work on the top teepee section. I appliquéd the little bar onto the green background and then reverse appliquéd the diamond shape around that. The last step was to appliqué the bottom portion to the top part. It actually ended up working pretty well, even if it was a pain in the patootie.
I really didn’t expect to be able to complete this in one evening. But, with Lord of the Rings: Return of the King as my companion (extended edition, of course), I was able to get it done.
Motivated by Anina’s progress chart, I went ahead and attempted (yet again) to make one similar. I have been keeping a chart, but it's HTML and pretty lame compared to her chart. I think I did pretty well this time, though it took me awhile to do. My Paint Shop Pro skills are seriously lacking. I just need to figure out a good way to do the triangles. I was able to get this one in there, but haven’t been able to get the others to work. But it’s a good start.