Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dearest Boy update

This is the latest block for the quilt Dearest Boy, the wonderful quilt along quilt, that the below quilters are working on.  Here is my latest block. 

Challenges for this block include...well...everything, LOL!  The pattern pieces in the pattern were not a perfect size to obtain the required block, at least for me, in my pattern...so after a couple of attempts,  I drafted my own pattern and pieced it.  It is far from perfect, and I may redo it...maybe not, though.  I learned a lot making it...drafting this pattern was not so easy, as I got out my protractor and compass and cut out pieces and sewed them together the best I possibly could.    I kind of like the block's wonky humility.  Next time, I will make all the spikes the same color, instead of yellow and red, though.  I had a vision, just for a tiny moment, of a whole quilt of these blocks...then I shook that off, LOL!!

I know Cathy and also Karen appliqued their blocks, instead of piecing, and the original block looks to be applique as well.  



Please see the blogs below to admire their blocks!!!








Cathy:  Big Lake Quilter
Julie:  Juliekquilts (me)

7 comments:

Karen said...

I agree about the pattern pieces given in the pattern. I felt there needed to be more pieces. I turned to the Block Base program and was able to find the same compass design there.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

What a neat quilt! Yes drafting can be draining and compass blocks are gorgeous but a whole quilt would do me in too! I think your block turned out really well and is perfect for this quilt! I keep looking at that cow. My mom used to milk a cow when I was little and this cow sure reminds me of Susie. Hmmmmm!

Cathy said...

You did a nice job drafting your own pattern. I like how it turned out. Hugs

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

I think your block looks perfect and I like the use of two colours in the long points. I've fallen behind and haven't even started this block but I think I'll do what you have done and draft it up for piecing.

---"Love" said...

For sure I'd have to piece it! You did a great job with yours! ---"Love"

Lori said...

Gorgeous work!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

It is gorgeous. You are brave to piece it! I would have opted to applique. They don't call me chicken for nothing!