Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rows F and G finished on my Jane reproduction quilt

It's been a busy week...classes and a small dinner party (I kept it simple-corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and salad with ice cream and homemade oatmeal cookies for dessert) but I did finish two more rows!

Row F was a learning experience-I can now cut sixteenths of inches with my rotary cutter! Not sure that's a skill I'll ever need after I finish this quilt but it sure comes in handy for Jane's blocks. I've also perfected my reverse applique (o.k. these are not difficult shapes :) and I've found I really enjoy doing them-they seem a bit magical.
I'm using mostly scraps and it was really nice to revisit a beautiful fabric that had only a small piece left-just enough for this block.
There's still a bit more of this-a few more 2 1/2" strips so you'll see this one again-isn't it lovely. Its really a salmon rather than a pink.
Row G was not as much fun as F. I just finished the little applique diamonds on block G-11 this morning...
but I did find this beautiful soft homespun in the drawer. Wish I'd looked better earlier, I could have used this for some of the other orange blocks (I'm trying to follow Jane Stickle's colors). Do you remember the Roberta Horton homespuns from the 90s-they were so soft and lovely. This is one of the few pieces I have left-I used it in a quilt for my Mom and it was nice to use it again and know that it will be part of this quilt. I really had thought it was all finished.
Row H awaits but I think I've caught a winter cold so the going may be a bit slower for while.

9 comments:

karenfae said...

you are flying through this. Are you planning on being done with it within a year then? So many of us take years and years with it. What are you cutting a 1/16th of an inch with your rotary cutter.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Barb said...

I really admire anyone who does these blocks....well done!!

Lee said...

they are all looking amazing1

Julia said...

Looking beautiful Miri...
some of those blocks are quite tricky aren't they!

at this rate..You'll have it done this year.
Julia ♥

beth said...

Isn't it fun to run into those fabrics that we love?? Your quilt is sure coming along beautifully!

Susan said...

I had to go back through all your Jane Stickle posts and I am awe-struck at how many you have done. I chuckled at your comment on one block having many seams--sounds like a few I had on the civil war quilt. It will be exciting watching you work on this and you are teaching a class too. Good for you! I would love to do it if I had you for my teacher; it might actually get completed. But at this moment I am thinking about corned beef and cabbage, yum!

P. said...

I love seeing your block progress. Admiring both the wonderful fabrics and your skill in putting them together.

Stephanie said...

Such intricate details...your work is lovely.

Roslyn said...

It's beautiful Miri, such patience you have!