Saturday, March 28, 2009

Life Is Good

The raw-edge machine buttonhole-stitch method allowed me to finish this block in half an hour! I also didn't want to deal with making the background out of 4 curved pieces like Jane did, so I cheated by using just one piece of background and I'll quilt in some lines later (maybe).

The melons were cut out as one piece, not four, and the buttonhole stitch around them takes care of making them look like four separate pieces. (More cheating?)

This is "A-3, Hunter's Moon", a beginner-level applique block.

I have now completed the equivalent of 9 complete rows of the Jane Stickle quilt. I have not made the blocks in order, but if you click here, you should be able to see the completed blocks in the order that I've made them. (it also gives you a sneak peek at two blocks that I haven't posted about yet). Picasa coincidentally places photos in rows of 13, so it gives me a good idea of how I'm progressing, even though the blocks are not in the places where they will wind up in in the final quilt.

4 comments:

Barb said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT...just such pretty colors and VERY well done of course! I am so enjoying watching your progress! Make your day a *GREAT* day!

Jackie said...

Terrific block! By the way, your quilt is now up on my website and a mention on my newest blog post! Yay!!

Tropical Screamer said...

Not cheating, just efficiency. ;)

Great work as usual.

Darilyn

Karen said...

I think Jane would still love it!