Back at the Alphabet
The plus side of my working my way through the alphabet is that I have been very productive. The downside is I've been easily distracted -- not by shiny things, but by beautiful fabrics that have been hiding away in project boxes.
If I remember correctly, I had made it through F - Flying Geese. I despised that fabric so much I totally ditched that project.
Oh, wait, I made it through G by finishing Gypsy Wife a/k/a Corona Wife.
But the curves in Glorified/Improved 9-Patch are still staring at me from the side table.
All of the Hs remain in the box ...
... though I do use Happy Surprise as L/Es some days. Jo Kramer/Jo's Country Junction coincidentally showed a completed Harriet's Legacy quilt today and I am struggling with the temptation to get back to that one. It's a medallion style with rounds of different blocks so it would be easy to work on one round at a time and to stop when I have had enough ... Can you tell I'm wavering?
That brings me up to J.
Jack's Chain has intrigued me for years. I got as far as constructing one block.
All the bright triangles are cut and stripsets are waiting to make more 9-patches.
My dilemma is figuring out the best way to put the blocks together. I have accumulated several patterns and magazine articles on the subject, but it doesn't look easy. Nevertheless, I am barging ahead with the 9-patches, using them as leader/enders.
Jenn's Journey is close to the assembly point.
You can see on the picture that I plan to do just one quadrant of the quilt. I "cheated" a bit in the class by using some finished snail's trail blocks purloined from another ill-fated project.
They aren't the exact size of the pattern so I was having to make some adjustments in the sizes of the SiS and diamonds. If I remember correctly, I was not happy with my fabric selection for the diamonds. I really should move this one to completion as a table topper. That will be my goal for this week!