Saturday, October 27, 2012

JANE AGAIN: M-3 & some thoughts on PPing

Poor Jane sat in a box for a few years. Some of her was even in a 3-ring binder. Sew... a couple of weeks ago I began making DJ blocks. In earnest! lol. This week was fairly productive. Completed M-3 on Friday:
DJ Block M-3. Completed Friday, 26 Oct 2012
Liz on the DJRetreats Yahoo group divided the block into quarter-sections so it could be PPd! Just draw a 'plus' sign through the block. Wow, that's brilliant! Thank you, Liz, for the super idea. Sew... I did, too:
Piecing tips: Block has been bisected - note the lines thru the diamonds & center tiny square.
I added "hash marks" to help line up the sections when putting the quadrants back together.
Piecing tips: Center 4 sections are PPd. Note the 2 templates in LowerLeft corner of this pic. That is how the "frame" was sewn on.
Lining up the center seam. Note the 'cut-a-way' in the very center - all seam allowances were graded and this area to be covered by appliqueing the final tiny center square.
Lining up the center square template to double check for size and placement.
This little block certainly isn't perfect, but it is DONE! Finished block picture at top of this post.

Until next time. . . I have two more triangles to finish up. Then I need to rustle up some grub for dinner because World Series Baseball starts in 90 minutes!!! What are YOU doing today???

Quilty Hugs,


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is a very neat little block. love it!

Createology said...

I am happy to have any and all tips on paper piecing as I have tried it and not done very well so far. Sewing Bliss...

Anonymous said...

What a pretty block! I love paper piecing.

Elly D said...

You did a wonderful job of your block and the tutorial is great too. I took a slower and more frustrating route! LOL... It didn't turn out as crisp as yours but it is done, finally!
Enjoy your games :) hugs Ellyx