Four Years Later...The Barrister's Block Sow-Along started on February 2, 2012. Sixty-six blocks later, yesterday I finished the last block. Wahoo!
This project really has been a quilter's path. I've learned how much more difficult it is to accurately sew tiny units and small blocks. One little wiggle and everything is off. I've learned from experience that value is sometimes more important than color. I've learned flying geese and HSTs go much better with a big can of spray starch nearby!
Here are the final blocks, completed since my last post 2 weeks ago:
|Basket (yep, that what it's called)|
|Rail Fence Variation|
The neutral is the background fabric from my niece Molly's quilt.
|Jack in the Pulpit|
|Sawtooth Star Variation|
|Streak of Lightning|
I love the colors here -- blues from Easy Street and Molly's quilt -- but the block is a bit (!!) wonky. Another do-over?
|Dove in the Window|
When we moved last summer, my design wall bit the big one. Now I really need one so I can figure out what to do with all these blocks. My husband had a great (I think) idea. I put the "loops" side of a strip of Velcro along an edge of a piece of flannel, and will put the "hooks" side on the top edge of the trim on the closet door in my sewing room. I can hang up the design "wall" whenever I need it, and just fold it up and tuck it away when it's not in use. Yea!
|The last eleven blocks and the first nine.|