Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dear Baby Jane: D-6 & F-10

Dear Jane block D-6Block number/name: D-6 “Challenge”

Date completed: September 23, 2008

Number of pieces: 9

Notes on block: Nice and simple and a wonderful chance to showcase a slightly larger scale print. The name is curious. Compared to most of the other blocks, this one is hardly a challenge. Maybe it is referencing the quilt as a whole? (Which is indeed a challenge!) Or maybe it is more an ironic statement? I dunno. I wish that Brenda could have included some explanations behind the names she chose for the blocks. It would probably offer a fun way to learn more about them, her story, and Jane Stickle's life.

I worked on this one while watching television with Keith. We used to only watch TV on DVD. But with the digital recorder, it has become way too easy to keep up with shows. On the one hand, it's good stitching time and it is often pretty darn entertaining. On the other, we're sitting in front of the TV a lot more than we've ever been before—and that doesn't necessarily feel like a good thing.

Dear Jane block F-10Block number/name: F-10 “Potholder”

Date completed: September 23, 2008

Number of pieces: 21

Notes on block: I'm positively bursting with pride on this block. Inset seams are scary enough, but inset seams with all sorts of crazy bias edges? Terrifying! But it came together without a hitch. I also love how it looks with this sparkly gold and green chrysanthemum fabric. It's such a good feeling when a block ends up working in every way. This has been a good confidence booster. Maybe I'm ready to tackle the triangle next?

1 comment:

  1. Yay for getting a new computer!
    Yay for catching up on Jane.
    Yay for you!