Wow Janet, they look great ... but then I read your comments and that sounds scarry LOL. I'll sure you'll make it by the end of the year. What a beautiful accomplishment. I'm working on some Fair Isle LOL.
Well, I finally bought fabric for my sashing and scallops, and have been busy sewing all those strips to my blocks. Very tedious work! I got excited and joined the blocks in the rows, and then sewed the rows together so I could see what my DJ looks like. So here she is: Rows A-G.
Here are my next six blocks: H-4, H-6, H-8, H-11, H-12, and I-8. I-8 was paper pieced. H-4, H-6, and H-8 were a combination of paper piecing and applique. H-12 was all applique. And H-11 was paper piecing with set in seams.
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Here's my latest crop of DJ blocks. Pictured are I-4, I-5, I-6, I-7, I-9, and I-12. For I-4, I appliqued the center square and paper pieced the outer sections, and then I pieced it together like a 9-patch. I-5 was ALL applique---and more applique! For I-6, I pieced
the center sections of the "star," and appliqued it to the background. Then I added the melons using needleturn applique. Look closely and one of the melons is almost perfect! I-7, I-9, and I-12 were all done using paper piecing. I added some seams to the outer borders of I-7 to avoid appliqueing those tiny triangles. I-9 is my favorite from this bunch, paper piecing done in one section! And I-12 is just a 9-patch with paper pieced sections. Janet (129, 0, 0, 3071)
Hey Janet, thanks for posting your beautiful blocks. You've inspired me to get back to my DJ, which I haven't touched since November, what with Christmas and all. Once I get back into it -- maybe this weekend -- I know I'll enjoy it.