Sunday, May 07, 2006
A true challenge and a short time schedule
This is Rie Norum's quilt, The Starboat.
It is so beautiful!
I am attending her class on it for 3 Thursdays in a row, and we started this previous Thursday.
We are doing foundation paper piecing without sewing through the paper, which by the way Rie first learned from me in a Dear Jane class.
She has taken the method a long step further and added circles without pinning, on sewing machine.
Rie is a very pleasant person, the handouts are outstanding and this is Great Fun !
For several reasons I have not attended classes for a very long time,
but when I saw Rie was teaching on day time I could not pass.
These blocks are very slow to make so far, but I would love to have 12 by Thursday, so I could start to work on the cornerstone blocks. Rie has used a block from Dear Jane for the cornerstones - G7, Indianapolis, shrinked in size, from original 4,5" to 3,5".
For my 12 block quilt I will need 20 cornerstones, but I don't feel like making 20 G7s - yes I am a chicken ;-))
See for yourself - here it is in Dear Jane mode and Rie has done a small alteration to hers by leaving out the white in the corners.
I think I rather do another circle block and trust Rie will forgive me :-)
The reason this is on a short schedule is that I Want this quilt to be ready for hand quilting soon. I Want this quilt this summer, not in some future !
This is how far I have got - one test block, the small one, and one Starboat block, 12 inch, so you see, I better get busy !
I know I am jumping around lately, but my 1st priority until Thursday will be these blocks, 12 of them, and the Baltimore applique for hand work.
Do you think I have a chance to make it ?
Well - if I do not try I will never know ;-)