Wednesday, February 4, 2009

E-7 Bread Basket

This was a fun little block to make, but it did take me a while to complete it. When E-7 was first announced as this week's DJ BOW [due Sun, 2/8] I looked it up in my DearJane software. At first glance it looked pretty intimidating. I checked around on the Internet to see how others had done it and found nothing! I was going to have to figure this one out all by myself! Now here's the funny thing: I spent a couple of days thinking about this block and what I could do to make it "easy". HA! Then I had an epiphany. . .with all the time spent trying to find some short-cuts, I could have pieced the block 3-times over! Well, live and learn. hehehe. After finding some nice green fabric I began. Now here's the really funny part. . . as I began, it all just 'came together', so to speak. So what did I learn? Like the NIKE slogan says, "JUST DO IT!". The good that came out of this--well, besides another completed DJ block and that's always good, is just to begin. I mean, afterall, what's the worst that can happen? Perhaps just to begin again, that's all! So, from now on I will not let myself be intimidated by any block. I will just DO IT as best I can. I'm including a pic of both the front and the back as it's seldom easy to tell how a person has put their block together w/out viewing the back. Also, I found by combining and using several techniques that this block went together fairly easily. The techniques I used: rotary cutting/strip piecing, PPing, both needleturn & FP applique, machine and hand sewing/piecing. The picture turned out a little wonky so it looks like two points don't line up... i'm happy to say, yes they do as i laid a ruler across all the intersections. I am a happy camper about that and it turned out the correct size! Wahoo! I did take step-by-step pics of how I assembled this block and will post them here if requested.
Last week was very interesting: I went flying with my youngest son and DGD. I have some pictures and will post them soon, along with pictures from the Road2California Quilt Show in January2009, as well as some class photos from The Temecula Quilt Company. The TQC is a lovely place filled with beautiful repros and owned and operated by a wonderful and friendly lady. More on that in a day or two.
I think I'm finally getting a handle on u/loading pictures and so forth to this blog, so I hope to be more punctual in the future with postings! One can only hope.
That's it for this session. . .I am off to try & finish up D-8 before I go to bed tonight.
Toodles, and thanks for stopping by. . .


Gill - That British Woman said...

I would love to see step by step photos of this as for the life of me I can't figure out how you did it!!!

Gill in Canada

Elly D said...

Way to go Cyn!! :-D Your block looks beautiful :-D hugs Elly

Gabriele said...

It's so neat to see how differently you approached this block from me. Your block looks great!