…come out of the sewing room to post :).
I have been working on this:
This is my teacher’s sample:
Mine is in the beginning stages and I am now making all the diamonds required. This is a wall quilt that I am making and just to give you an idea, I started with 12 dark 9 inch blocks and 20 pale nine inch blocks which in turn were cut into 128 4 1/2 inch blocks and then they are cut into a diamond shape and row by row, on the diagonal, they are sewn together. It really is magic and it really is a lesson in precision. I am really working on that key element, precision. A woman named Tracey Brookshier developed this technique and it stems from the Pine Bark block. Lisay Boyer at That Dorky Homemade Look shows her guild working on the quilt. I forgot my camera or I would have done the same. Here is where mine is … kind of….I have the four bottom rows completed and now working on the top rows…diamond, rows….
You can see my border print on the right….there will be a small frame, 1inch and the larger one, the print, 6 1/2. I will be sure to update! :).
Other than the above, I have my strips cut and ready to sew onto my calendar quilt. I have done some painting and embroidery this week too. I am so looking forward to March Break! :). Even though I have to work I feel more relaxed without the student course preparation.
Well, off to sew.