5/25/2008

Those Little Blocks

EQ promised that it would print out this central portion of Dear Jane B-11 at the smaller size that I wanted but it still worked out to being too big for B-11:

Set this way, it is vaguely similar to M-8, so this has become a stand-in for that one. Trying again on B-11, I came up with this one:

We just had a guest at our Little Quilts Stars Across the Garden class last Tuesday, our favorite Wanda Hizer (see the Little Quilts blog), who encouraged us in our applique development. She reminded me of that clever way to knot your needle at the point of the needle so that the infernal silk thread does not come undone, so I picked up my spool of silk thread, which had lain, rejected and despised, on the floor for many months, a helpless object of play for any passing cat. Managed to applique the circle with the silk thread, which is now set back on the desk and is my friend again. Thank you, Wanda!

...later that same day...
Got three more Dear Jane blocks done:





7 comments:

Marcie said...

Oh Karen, your blocks are divine! The one in the circle has the fabric manipulated to perfection!

RobinE said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! And the fussy cutting in Melissa's Cross-- WOW!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Goodness I'm speechless. Your blocks...well they're quite impressive!

Anina said...

Wow, you're prolific! Lovely blocks.

meggie said...

What patience you must have!

Libby said...

That circle block! Oh my - you have just outdone yourself and fully proved why I have no business trying to make these blocks *S*

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohhh, I really like the red one. Yup, that's my favorite hands down. Not that the others aren't great also!