I came home from my walk this morning and thought my husband had installed a new lawn ornament in our front yard! But no, he's real.
Here he is with his honey. Spring is in the air!
I did not think I was going to be able to reach my goal this month of getting 12 Dear Jane blocks done. I have just been too busy working on or doing other things. But I had some time this weekend so I started them anyway and I was able to get 12 finished by yesterday! Hurray - still on track!
H-10 - Ben's Bowtie - 26 pieces
This one is completely machine pieced.
H-11 - Piercing Rays - 24 pieces
This one is paper pieced in six sections.
H-12 - Hannah Lou's Hearts - 5 pieces
Hand appliquéd using the back basting method.
H-13 - Farm Fields -7 pieces
Paper pieced, using the freezer paper piecing method, in six sections.
RS 13th from Top - Marlene's Pirouette - 23 pieces
Freezer paper pieced.
I-3 - Family Album - 21 pieces
I-4 - Stability - 25 pieces
Machine pieced with some hand appliqué using templates in the center block.
I-5 - Maria's Majesty - 6 pieces
Hand appliquéd using the back-basting method. I should have reverse appliquéd this one, but thought it looked good enough to not do over.
I-6 - Viewer's Choice - 6 pieces
Hand appliquéd using the back-basting method.
I-7 - Mac and Muff - 27 pieces
The center was machine pieced and the borders were paper pieced to get that teeny tiny triangle and then added on. These blocks will finish at
4 1/2 inches!
This is the only one this month that I had to do over, or I guess I didn't "have" to, but I did. I chose a directional fabric for the background and that off kilter center square bothered me. I machine pieced this first attempt.
I decided to paper piece my second attempt. I really liked the fabrics together so I stuck with the directional background but I think it worked better the second time around.
Well, I have started many things today. I started my laundry, I started putting Easter decorations up, I started doing work for my job, I started getting ready for the day, I started my diet - again - but I haven't finished anything yet! I guess I better get busy and go finish something! Oh on second thought, I DID finish this blog post :)
Have a great day!!