Thursday, August 13, 2020

It's my Birthday Week!

 I did have bigger plans for my birthday this year - but with the Corona virus around and all that stuff, there's no big celebration in store, just small ones.  I have, however, proclaimed this to officially be my birthday week and am enjoying it!



I decided to work on some of the side triangles for my Crazy Jane quilt and since I am doing them in a relaxed and thoughtful manner am fully enjoying them!

This one I did by using paper foundation piecing.  I was a little unhappy that the top was a bit wonky, then I looked at the picture, and Jan'e is wonky, too!  So I decided that made it just fine!  I thought about how she came up with ideas for all these different blocks, and wondered if her friends teased her about this elaborate undertaking.  Did they give her their fabric scraps so she could use them?  

This one I pieced with strips.  These strips are all 1 3/16 of an inch.  The angle is a strange one, but I devised a method for helping me cut them - I bought some fine point wet erase markers earlier this year for another purpose, but they are amazing for using to mark lines on my cutting rulers.  The lines don't rub off unless you use a wet cloth!  So I just lined my ruler up to the drawing, marked the line of the angle and easily cut my strips.  Now I started thinking about how in the world did Jane do this?  Without access to all the great tools and help that we have today, she made these very precise blocks.  Plus, how did she come up with all these designs?  Did she just stitch and make it up as she went, did she draw them out beforehand?  I'l really love to know her design process!

I'll leave you with those deep thoughts and go off to my sewing room to do some more fun stitching.  I'm just allowing myself to play this week and enjoy whatever comes to my mnd to work on.  Still trying to make a block a day for this project in hopes of having my to finished in October, but other than that anything is fair gane!  After all, it's my Birthday Week!

8 comments:

Quilting Tangent said...

Enjoy your special day! Great blocks.

Lee said...

Love the blocks! Happy Birthday!

teachpany said...

Great blocks, and I wonder how she did it, too. Happy Birthday! I want some of your cake. lol

Emily said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you are able to find fun ways to celebrate!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday. Ohh but I love these blocks. What book are they from? I would love to check them out. Have a wonderful weekend.
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Kathy E. said...

Enjoy every moment/day of your birthday week, Pamela! Celebrating during the pandemic stinks and because of it, birthdays deserve to be honored for a few extra days. Mine was in July and it was a strange one...very quiet and kinda lonely! I did find time to sew and that was lovely!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Happy Birthday. I love that you are able to complete the blocks in a relaxed way allowing it be fun and unstressful. So hard to find the sweet spot sometimes.

barbara woods said...

Happy birthday