Monday, September 15, 2008

L-3 Reflections Abound

L-03 Reflections Abound
This block was easy-peasy! It was paper-pieced using freezer paper again. It's slightly wonky, but really, I'm ok with it.The fabric is Gold Foliage from Heather Ross' Lightning Bugs collection for Free Spirit.

I got a new Clover mini iron, and I am not sure if I like it. It's nice because it's not in they way and much easier to maneuver, but I think I like the heft of a normal iron to help with pressing. My hand kind of went numb after a while from gripping and pressing so hard. I guess I will see as I make more blocks...


K-8 Springbrook Park

K-08 Springbrook Park
This block is named after a park in Brenda's hometown. In case I haven't mentioned it, Brenda Papadakis is the woman who first became obsessed with Jane's beautiful quilt, and traced the patterns and made the book. This block was fairly easy, paper pieced using freezer paper.

The fabric is from my Half Moon Bay quilt, and I still love it. Specifically, it is from the Sonnet Collection by April Cornell for Moda.


D-10 Battlefield

D-10 Battlefield
I was so afraid of doing this block. I mean there are 42 pieces in this one block! However, I guess my technique has improved, because this block really wasn't so bad. I used freezer paper to paper piece this block. The fabric is Citrine from the Net of Jewels line by Joelle Hoverson. I really like the fabric, and am planning on ordering the fat quarter set for another quilt. They are described as "iridescent solid" fabrics, but really, they are just fun to work with.

When I worked on this block, "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar was stuck in my head. Strangely, I am watching "Hana Yori Dango" right now, which is the original and Japanese version of Meteor Garden, and really for them, love is so difficult. I am SO nervous for them and have been staying up late every night just to get one more episode in before I sleep. I guess that's what you get when you watch a Japanese soap opera though, huh?


Monday, September 8, 2008

J-4 Adelaine's Apron Strings

J-04 Adelaine's Apron Strings
This block was super easy! It was freezer paper foundation pieced and really that's about it.

The fabric is Apples and Pears by Alexander Henry. I saw this fabric on the blogs, and frantically searched it out in the brown colorway. I found a bolt of this fabric in the blue colorway at Joann's. I was definitely pleasantly surprised. I did eventually get it in the brown colorway as well.