|The 12 inch block for February is a bit of a doozie but thanks to a collaborative effort, it was very doable. On the Cheddarback Facebook Group someone recognized that it is part of a Jack's Chain design. It was also shared that the squares (rather than the nine patches) should finish at 2.25". Gail had provided us with instructions for an alternate block to do instead of this one, but it was fun to see if I could do the original block from the quilt. |
Yes, there were lots of Y seams, but I love how nice the back looks when they are used. I had to "make-do" on one of my corners. Since there is a lot of making do on the original quilt, I didn't feel bad about having to do that.
|It was kind of a relief to get to the five inch blocks. |
We were given paper piecing patterns for a couple of the blocks, but I did some math (gasp!) and was able to piece them without the paper.
|I had a lot of pinwheels, hourglass blocks and log cabin pieces left over from my Smith Mountain Morning quilt (because of bad math--no surprise!). I was tempted to tuck them away and deal with them later, but knew that would never happen. There were plenty of blue plaids left to work with, but I had to dig into my brown stash tote to be able to make these blocks. |
|So....this happened over the weekend. |
I'm still pondering the corners.
I like that I could use the leftover half square triangles, but not sure I'm crazy about them.
It will be a while before I can get it quilted, so I have lots of time to think about it!