Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Block of the Month and Jewel Box

Well, my taxes are done, and isn't THAT a relief. I always procrastinate, but always get it done in time or slightly early. It's never as bad as I think it's going to be, so maybe next year, I'll do it sooner. :)

I also got the block of the month page for my guild done, April 2008 , and here's mine, done in fabric:

Does anyone know the name of the block? It's similar to the depression block, but the center's made out of squares, and it's not 'hollow' like the depression block. I've just been calling it 'diamond in diamond' for the way it looks when there's several of the blocks set edge to edge, like I show in the layout on the webpage.

And in other news, I've still been working on my king size jewel box quilt - I chose the center layout from the three designs I was playing with on eq. I've finally finished the almost 400 half square triangles I needed, now I'm making hundreds of 4-patch blocks, some strips are a color sewn to white, and some are a color sewn to blue:

I've got more strip sets to sew, more to cut, there on the top, and baggies full of these two-patch combinations waiting to be sewn into 4 patches. Finally did the math on how many of what I'd need for this quilt:

I haven't even started counting the 4 patches yet, but I'm nowhere near the 360 white ones I need. :) Back to work!


Dawn said...

Oh it will be a great quilt!

Diana said...

I'm sure it will be beautiful--love those fabrics--but, omg, that's a lot of four-patches!

Paula said...

That turned out beautifully!

Ali Honey said...

Keep going - you'll get there and that will be lovely. I really like the jewel box design quilts I've seen. ( especially the ones with some gold on the fabric! )

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